153 comments

  1. Maria Teresa

    March 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Wow. Such phenomenal bone structure. Truly elegant.

  2. Fashion Agony

    March 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    So beautiful and elegant!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  3. salomé

    March 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Woooooooow she's amazing…
    Beautiful woman ;D

    SUPER t-shirt to discover: http://magmoiselle.fr/?p=4509

  4. The Photodiarist

    March 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    So elegant. I love the print of her dress.

  5. Taylor

    March 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    classic lady

  6. meenal @ maison marigold

    March 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I'm loving this series on gorgeous old people who seem to have aged very very gracefully! xx meenal

  7. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    One of the last living (classic) Icons.

  8. Elizabeth

    March 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    This week, the shots posted have been incredible! Young and old! Thanks.

  9. lady stardust

    March 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

  10. Mani

    March 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I adore this shot, she seems so graceful!

  11. Acrossthemoat

    March 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful shot. amazing beauty.

  12. Luana

    March 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    come essere perfette anche a una certa età! ;-)

    http://lulu-ouicestmoi.blogspot.com/

  13. Cecille

    March 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Elegance!

  14. Vicki E.

    March 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I always felt Lee was the more inspiring of her and her sister Jackie, she has that bohemian elegance that is so fab!

  15. my.amalgam

    March 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

  16. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Elegance personified. (Not to mention dignity.) Such a contrast to so much celebrity trashiness!!! (Although trash can be good for a laugh.)

  17. The View from The Back

    March 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    She is indeed a style icon!

  18. marta

    March 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Style has no age

  19. holliegeorgia-x

    March 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    her face tells such a story..

    http://diaryofamuddledmind.blogspot.com/

  20. Joy

    March 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Gotta love venerable fashionistas.

    Any curvy fatshionistas out there? Follow me, and I'll follow you. :)

    Mounds of Joy

  21. Rebel

    March 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Oh, the Bouvier sisters! There is no one like them…

  22. A

    March 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Beautiful!
    And I'm intrigued by her earring – intricate yet sturdy.

  23. Vasilieva

    March 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  24. Agne

    March 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    She's gorgeaous! I wish I would look that good when I get at her age!

  25. Nomad

    March 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    She is gorgeous!
    You are doing such a great thing, it makes me so happy to hear others loving it too!

    I have worked in the rag trade as a designer for years, am now studying fine art at Parsons, and I have always spent so much time thinking about what beauty really IS. The social constructs that exist surrounding beauty make it all so interesting.

    Food for thought.

    I am not sure I have figured it out yet, but one thing I know for sure…living with a little beauty everyday is what makes living inspired.

    The scent of violets, a strain of music that makes your heart weep and your jaw tighten, a touch of silk that is like the flank of a fawn, or the sight of a hopelessly beautiful jawline, shoulder or cheekbone…

    something ethereal and elusive about being
    completely present in what we do…
    magic.

    *sigh*

    I SO love what you do!

    Thanks for being so inspiring!

  26. The SB Room

    March 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Really elegant

  27. Ion Ainil

    March 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Older women bring out such a scarce elegance hard to be found today..

    http://www.thefashionwithcurves.blogspot.com/
    http://www.neverananotalwaysac.blogspot.com/

  28. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    glam! skin on skin!

  29. carole

    March 25, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Always regal.

  30. THE PURSE FORUM ADVISORY

    March 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I wonder if those are vintage Schlumberger platinum earrings?

    http://www.thepurseforumadvisory.com/

  31. Prutha

    March 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  32. Artdecodiamonds

    March 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    It's true style is ageless……I love her antique diamond earrings.

  33. Curtains In My Tree

    March 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    What a surprise to see her and get the pictures ?

    Love it

  34. Curtains In My Tree

    March 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Forgot to mention her jackie-O glasses

  35. Jenna E

    March 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Glamorous!!!! Such a beauty

  36. jackie

    March 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    she looks like Costanza Pascolato's american cousin…

    she's a beautiful woman, the earrings are gorgeous, as well as the elegant zebra/tiger print…

  37. Mery

    March 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    She's 78. Oh, the genes (hardly due to lifestyle? Though you never know).

    Elegant and vibrant.

  38. princessglee

    March 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Ms. Raziwell is way older than my mom but if my mom ever decides to get into a funk about aging, I'm going to show her this picture and say something like "she still takes time to care about how she looks", or she looks great, why don't you show her what REALLY looks great." Arsenal, just in case.

  39. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    The word "icon" is overused and has lost its bite. However, Lee Radziwill is a true icon.

  40. Roberto Pires

    March 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I love this woman! Eternally chic.

  41. Chicit

    March 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    This woman is more elegant than her sister! Great woman

  42. AnonymousJK

    March 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Just like her sister Jackei, Lee proves that "Style is eternal"

  43. Lelu

    March 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, this shot could've easily been taken fifty years ago, it's very
    glamourous.
    When I see all the thongs sticking out of low-cut jeans (still!) I wonder where the heavens is this world going and why don't young women draw inspiration from impeccably dressed people like Lee more.

  44. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Except for the mouth, she looks like my mother, who is of that era and used to wear a French twist and glamourous black and white clothing.

  45. Brittany Matthews

    March 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

  46. Sam

    March 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Wow! Such an amazing woman! I had the chance to see her at the Paris Fashion Week before the Valentino show and she looked stunning. She was very nice with the photographers, she was smiling and she even exchanged a few words with them. Very stylish!

    http://fashionthroughtravel.blogspot.com/

  47. Lacquered Life

    March 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I once walked past her on an empty Park Avenue .. white v-neck tee, jeans, black cashmere sweater around her shoulders … I have never seen anyone look so amazingly chic in something so simple in my whole life. She is phenomenal.

  48. choicesmultiple

    March 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    One elegant lady :) Elegant coat and earrings!

  49. sherie'

    March 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    how great

  50. AMAIA

    March 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    absolutely amazing!!

    justhedonism.blogspot.com

  51. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Recalls Audrey Hepburn who only got more lovely as she matured.

  52. Twins

    March 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    perfect! so elegant :D
    sweetdifferences.com

  53. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Beautiful photo. The last time I saw pictures of her was in a Vogue profile a few years ago. In it she looked lovely, but suspciously smooth and soft-focus. She's much more impressive in this picture, without styling, posing, and photoshopping.

  54. alice

    March 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    uau.

    (and I never take the time to comment, although I love your photos.)

  55. Big Hug Studio

    March 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    My gosh is that really her…
    You're so lucky to have taken this pic.

  56. Cybee

    March 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Classy.

  57. Jessie

    March 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    what a beautiful bone structure! i love this photograph.

    http://wordbyjessie.com

  58. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Still flying the flag!

  59. My Heart Blogged

    March 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    She is so chic, and fabulous.
    My Heart Blogged

  60. Billy

    March 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Supremely elegant, with a little bit of sass in the form of the stylish zebra pattern in the coat.

    It's so nice to see that Lee Radziwill seems to understand that that trying to look half one's age is dehumanizing and in the end, not in line with the classical ideal of beauty.

  61. Anna

    March 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    shes looks gorgeous in her old age! theultraviolette.blogspot.com

  62. Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    wow..this woman just looks like her sister…glamorous, fascinating,
    one of those whom borns once in a millions

  63. como una aparición

    March 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    ¡she looks amazing!,absolutely elegant & chic.

  64. Dee Dee

    March 26, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Wow, what a beauty

  65. Aubrey and Melissa

    March 26, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Oh my word, so sophisticated! Beautiful high neck.

  66. faizal rafie

    March 26, 2011 at 2:02 am

    What a class act!

  67. Ulla-Marie

    March 26, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I want to grow old exactly as beautiful as she.

  68. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Classy, looks like an Egyptian statue!

  69. Nomadic D.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Gorgeous! So elegant!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  70. Dawid

    March 26, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I guess her ancestors were the graet polish family- Radziwiłł, the y were always close to the monarch. One can surely tell there is something royal in Lee Radziwill…

  71. lia

    March 26, 2011 at 5:14 am

    The most elegant woman there for sure…

    crossingredlines

  72. julieann

    March 26, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Stunning. She looks as interesting as her story would be to tell. Iconic glamour.

  73. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

    According to photographer Peter Beard, she was the best sex of any he'd ever had in a very, um, active life with some very famous, even iconic beauties (Cheryl Tiegs, Iman, etc…).

  74. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    March 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Such elegance!! I love her Fendi shades.

    theBohmerian.com

  75. Nan de Bil

    March 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

    A swan.

  76. lushgazine

    March 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

  77. Lontok

    March 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow..I bow to her for aging gracefully with style and elegance.

  78. Philippa Plunkett

    March 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    wow she is perfect and elegant woman.

    http://philippaplunkett.blogspot.com/

  79. Mertxe Hernàndez

    March 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Lovely

  80. Bigio

    March 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

  81. nik

    March 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    i want to be her when i grow up.

  82. Lido

    March 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Radziwill sounds familiar ;))

  83. La Petite Marmoset

    March 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    That's how I want to look when I'm her age– so elegant!
    La Petite Marmoset

  84. Tofu

    March 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

  85. Joyce

    March 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I have posted before that at 60 I am perplexed as to what my style is. Your photos are so inspiring. Thank you.

  86. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    perfection.

  87. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Graceful, Thank you

  88. The Lady Philosopher

    March 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    she is an example of the RIGHT to age that so many resist!
    see: The Right to Age at;
    http://theskyofstars.blogspot.com/

  89. Gina

    March 27, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Proof that Camelot is alive and well :)

    http://hideandchic2011.blogspot.com

  90. P N

    March 27, 2011 at 4:24 am

    That's a real lady

  91. Carla Brito

    March 27, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Perfect elegance.Bouvier sisters are an inspiration!

  92. lodichka

    March 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

    She is fabulous!

  93. Mila

    March 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

    She's beautiful!

    http://www.modeuncover.com

  94. Stella

    March 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Splendid woman and splendid photo. So elegant and distinguished…
    Love it

  95. Anonymous

    March 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    très chic

  96. The Red Velvet Shoe

    March 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Such an elegant lady and a wonderful example of grace and beauty.

  97. Maryanne

    March 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    elegance personafied.

    loved her books 'happy times' and 'one special summer'

  98. viejecita

    March 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Wow
    She has grown old amazingly well. She still looks like a lady, but an accessible lady.
    Your photo is great. It does justice to a great subjet.

  99. diaboliqueguan

    March 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    elegance, refinement, class… one doesnt see such traits anymore in those gossip mags. but here!

  100. Caroline

    March 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Wow… She is so beautiful.

    Thanks for the great variety of posts lately! Your shots have been nothing short of wonderful, as always.

    http://www.tastesofpinkchampagne.blogspot.com

  101. Liv

    March 28, 2011 at 4:25 am

    an interesting life

  102. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Anonymous at 8:01-was your comment really necessary? Bet you kiss and tell.

  103. E...

    March 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Amazing animalier print!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  104. cominghometosun

    March 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Gorgeous. From my favorite fashion era. Love that you caught her!

  105. Tine

    March 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    When I see ladies like her, I'm not afraid of getting old anymore! Beautiful hair!!

  106. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

    @Anonymous 7:34 am

    Well, no, the info was not really "necessary", but doesn't it add another dimension to the animal print she's wearing?

  107. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Great portrait of a woman who is such an inspiration….ty…..L

  108. The Pleat

    March 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Old doesnt' have to equal dowdy! Love Lee!

  109. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Maravillosa!!!!!

  110. Catherine

    March 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Wow. Powerfull shot and powerfull woman. I love it – how she shows her age, but is still so stylish and charming.

  111. pinky

    March 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    how crazy—for some reason i was thinking of her the other day; wondered how she is faring.
    Mahveluss

  112. fashiongirleats

    March 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    So incredibly beautiful and elegant. I can't stop looking at this picture.

  113. manchester escorts

    March 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    A real style icon – and proves you can grow old very gracefully indeed!

  114. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    My God Scott!

    Just a few short years ago you started this whole style sensation online. and now, there's lovely Garance, world trAVEL, front row,enormous influence, well deserved recognition. oh the stories you could tell!
    iT JUST doesn't get any better than Lee Radizwell up close and candid on her Paris home turf. Were you just a tad nervous, shaky?

    spectactular shot!

    ps..enjoyed the earlier comment about Peter Beard's 'vignette' of Ms. Radziwell.

    thank you.

    annabella

  115. Anonymous

    March 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This woman has seen it all. think about it.

  116. Docta Slick

    March 29, 2011 at 1:21 am

    oooh! when I grow up…

  117. Rumyana

    March 29, 2011 at 3:13 am

    WOW!!! I'd be so happy to look like this one day! Such a style and class! Beautiful!

    http://miasmasquerade.blogspot.com/
    Rumyana

  118. Anonymous

    March 29, 2011 at 9:06 am

    STUNNING!

  119. Anonymous

    March 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    as a so called "elder lady" i have to tell you my appreciation of these marvellous ladies you pictured this month. Thank you plenty. they are stunning!! And, i do like the young ones too

  120. Peter Buckland

    March 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Some of your subjects certainly provide the fashion equivalent to the notion that many great interior designers adhere to: "Don't decorate, curate."

  121. Peter Buckland

    March 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I agree with Docta Slick.

  122. Anonymous

    March 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    this is the kind of woman that makes me feel better about getting older.

  123. ModPaul

    March 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I sat right next to Lee at a restaurant on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris a few years ago, and I must say she looked simply stellar in person..

    us-modernman.blogspot.com
    For todays Modern Man..

  124. Ms. Mig

    March 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Bravo. Simplement bravo.

  125. Polka

    March 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Polish classic! GREAT!

  126. Elisabeth

    March 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    She looks so distinguished,so elegant.

    http://camillecupcake.blogspot.com/

  127. Anonymous

    March 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for showing your pictures of women of ALL ages, from kids through to mature. It gives us a perspective on what our lives (and looks) can become, or already are.
    There's no need to worry about getting older when I see a picture like this – of a woman who obviously nurtures, enjoys and creates her own style to perfection. That's about following your own instincts, and not someone elses. Bravo. I love it. Thanks again for inspiration. Ciao, L. x x

  128. Anonymous

    April 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    VERY Duchess of Windsor.

  129. calovérla

    April 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

    She looks great!
    Many youngers don't look as great as her ;)

  130. Elma ❤

    April 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    She is stunning!

  131. Cosima

    April 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Guau!! THAT is style!

    F A B U L O U S!

  132. The Clever Pup

    April 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Funny that Curtains in My Trees mentioned her Jackie-O glasses when Jackie-O happens to be her sister. I had no idea she was still alive

  133. Bellebagatelle

    April 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love her. She is so classy. She really fits her aristocratic last name.

    I would though like her to have some lipstick on.

  134. Bellebagatelle

    April 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Love her. She is so classy. She really fits her aristocratic last name.

    I would though like her to have some lipstick on.

  135. Eliana de Castro

    April 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Belíssima!

  136. Anonymous

    April 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    absolutely legendary in style and impeccable in class!

  137. Javier Saldaña

    April 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    meravigliosa creatura

  138. Anonymous

    April 5, 2011 at 4:32 am

    She is one of the most fantastic women I've ever seen.

  139. savez

    April 9, 2011 at 8:22 am

    the Radziwiłł family was the greatest and most important one in Lithuania. it's the whole history… no wonder this lady seems so elegant and "royal". simply beautiful!
    cheers!

    http://staklenebombone.blogspot.com

  140. Walking around with a scapel

    April 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    BEEEEAUUUUTIFUL. Truly. Some women really grow old gracefully and in this case…elegantly.

  141. gabriela

    April 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    OMG!ela parece a Costanza Pascolato(que para mim e a consultora de moda mais querida e rainha no Brasil).

  142. Anonymous

    April 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i want to be like her on my 70'80!

  143. FASHION BABY

    April 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for this post. Would you include more older women please. I see so many older men all the time. I love your blog and would love to see more of this mature female perspective. There are so many fashionable older women all in and about the fashion capitals, just like there are male. Think that is why you got so many comments on this. Yes, I know she is Jackie's sister but still….

    Thank You in Advance.

    Monique

  144. Anna

    April 26, 2011 at 7:07 am

    O M G. I want to be like her when I'm older!!!

  145. Polish Mike

    April 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Well, it's no brainer… check the blueblood of the Radziwil(l) line… :)

  146. Naomi

    May 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    she looks like audrey hepburn c.1980's

  147. Playmate

    June 17, 2011 at 12:04 am

    so poilised and elegant!

  148. Elizabeth

    July 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Still amazing after all these years. Looking at her I can not forget her sister Jackie, patrician style icon, what a tragic loss.

  149. Lisa

    September 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

    She is just such a force to be reckoned with..makes me wish we could have seen Jackie at that age :(

  150. Nannah

    March 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    What’s behind the glasses?????

  151. Carol

    September 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    stunning, timely style, in awe.

  152. Janelle

    April 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Look in dictionary under ‘Grande Dame’! lovely!

  153. JCarlos

    May 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Superb shot, Scot!
    But most of all, no botox!!!!! Just the ageing signs gloriously exposed with elegance and unshielded. A good lesson for women who want to hide their age.

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