September 20, 2012

I ♥ Your Style: Nancy Cunard

I rarely look back much beyond the 60’s for style icons. On the whole, the clothes just get too costume-y for my taste and the lifestyle they exude is just too antiquated to relate to. Of course there are exceptions, the biggest one being heiress and muse Diana Cunard whose heyday was in the 20’s. When I first saw these pictures I just couldn’t believe how completely relevant she would look today.

Does she remind you of anyone? She reminds me of Daphne Guinness. When I was at Barneys, we were planning a project with Daphne, and in our first meeting I couldn’t help but ask her if she had any style icons. She quickly said no, and then paused before saying, “Well, just one. Nancy Cunard.”

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tastefairy
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4 years 8 months ago

Beyond stunning! Thank you for this! You are right! She is so completely modern.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury
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4 years 8 months ago

That era in Britain before the great wars and interim fascinates me. I can certainly see why Daphne Guinness cited her. The second photo by the way is of Paula Gellibrand, Marquise de Casa Maury by Cecil Beaton.

Tian
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4 years 8 months ago

Those photos are incredible! She has such a unique aura to her.

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mlle p
4 years 8 months ago

The 3rd photo with dress and mega-bracelets is gorgeous. I also like the women in Lartigue's beach photos – so modern looking with their beachwear, hats and scarves.

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