Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vintage Birthday: Nan Kempner

Vintage Birthday: Nan Kempner - July 24, 1930 (d. July 3, 2055) - American socialite & style icon who owned the largest private collection of haute couture clothing.

"There is no such thing as a chic American woman…the one exception is Nan Kempner."- DIANA VREELAND

[caption id="attachment_2245" align="aligncenter" width="440"] ca. January 1974, New York, New York, USA — Socialite Nan Kempner wearing camel hair coat and cuffed plain-front pants by Yves Saint Laurent, with cashmere sweater and chain belt with tiger eye by Halston; a beret, and holding a long print silk scarf, — Image by © Condeˆ Nast Archive/Corbis[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2243" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Nan Kempner (with Andy Warhol)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2244" align="aligncenter" width="339"] Nan Kempner (with YSL)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2246" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Nan Kempner 2002[/caption]

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