One Less Bastion of Elegance in the World.

Must one be foreign-born or live high above a major metropolitan city to be elegant? Mr. de la Renta was photographed here on a visit to Spain in 2008. R.I.P.

Photo: di matti


These are the things I wondered about on my morning walk with the dog.

When I think of Mr. de la Renta, the adjectives that pop to mind are: elegant, well-dressed, dignified, graceful… you get the idea.

The same would hold true of Ms. Herrera, seen here in a rare dressed-in-black moment.



Whilst elegance is an external expression of an internal state, it simply won’t do to neglect your daily appearance. Perhaps we should all dress for the paparazzi, regardless of our lack of fame and fortune.


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2 Responses to One Less Bastion of Elegance in the World.

  1. Todd Kunz says:

    I am always interested in how people’s height and weight affect how they look in their clothing. Oscar de la Renta was definitely stately, but I have not been able to find how tall he was. Chris, do you know? He was an amazing designer and he had a perfect sartorial sense of beauty. I would love to see how he dressed when he was casual.

  2. Hi Todd,
    I would guess close to 6″. But that’s the thing with impeccable tailoring, without a point of reference…..I’ll see if I can find casual pics.

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