The Fading Art of Grace

An hommage to the women, past and present, who brought style, grace and elegance to the world. And the looks they inspired.
Mila KUNIS  (2012)

American actress

“Confidence, not cockiness. Knowing who you are is confidence. 

Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat.”

Mila KUNIS  (2012)

American actress

“Confidence, not cockiness. Knowing who you are is confidence.

Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat.”

Dame Julie Elizabeth ANDREWS, DBE   (1960’s)

English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer

“Sometimes I’m so sweet even I can’t stand it.”

Dame Julie Elizabeth ANDREWS, DBE   (1960’s)

English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer

“Sometimes I’m so sweet even I can’t stand it.”

Jessye NORMAN  

Contemporary opera singer and recitalist

“There is inspiration around every corner, one has to but allow it to enter one’s spirit.”

Jessye NORMAN 

Contemporary opera singer and recitalist

“There is inspiration around every corner, one has to but allow it to enter one’s spirit.”

Kate MOSS  (2012)

English model

“Just remember that, ultimately, dressing is always about attitude, feeling comfortable and confidence.”

Kate MOSS  (2012)

English model

Just remember that, ultimately, dressing is always about attitude, feeling comfortable and confidence.”

“I will only say now that elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance.  Only pretension.”

~ Christian Dior ~

“I will only say now that elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance.  Only pretension.”

~ Christian Dior ~

Jeanne LANVIN  (1890’s)

French fashion designer, Lanvin fashion house

”A design inevitably reflects the artistic motifs stored in one’s memory, 

drawing on those which are the most alive, new and fertile all at the same time”.

Jeanne LANVIN  (1890’s)

French fashion designer, Lanvin fashion house

”A design inevitably reflects the artistic motifs stored in one’s memory,

drawing on those which are the most alive, new and fertile all at the same time”.

Jada PINKETT SMITH   (2001)

Actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman

“We don’t back off obstacles and tough situations, we use them to make us stronger.”

Jada PINKETT SMITH   (2001)

Actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman

“We don’t back off obstacles and tough situations, we use them to make us stronger.”

Inès DE LA FRESSANGE  (1990’s) 

French model, aristocrat and designer

“Perfection is a nightmare. A great French wine would be nothing without 

the taste of the oak barrel or a touch of dust.”

Inès DE LA FRESSANGE  (1990’s)

French model, aristocrat and designer

Perfection is a nightmare. A great French wine would be nothing without

the taste of the oak barrel or a touch of dust.

Ewa AULIN  (1960’s)

Swedish actress

Ewa AULIN  (1960’s)

Swedish actress

Dame Edith SITWELL  DBE  (1937)

British poet and critic

“I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty…But I am too busy thinking about myself.”

Dame Edith SITWELL  DBE  (1937)

British poet and critic

“I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty…But I am too busy thinking about myself.”