p.s. The captions are wonderful too, many of which I have borrowed from below.
Lauren Hutton, courtesy of Revlon.
Gloria Guinness was nicknamed "The Ultimate" for the faultless way in which she carried off her clothes.
Tiger Moore, an American designer who came to fame in the early 60's. She herself was far odder than any of the clothes she designed.
From the mid 20's, Lady Mendl channelled her endless drive into hostessing, and her parties were famous. She was the first woman to tint her white hair blue. She mostly wore Chanel.
Lady Diana Cooper always had a passion for hats. Her collection included antique cotton bonnets, frivolous net affairs, face-shading straws, and the famous peaked cap of the Royal Yacht Squadron, which she acquired when her husband was First Lord of the Admiralty.
Joan Crawford, who in 1932 was named The Most Imitated Woman in the World.
Barbara Hulinicki lounging in her room of self-designed Biba clothes and housewares.
Simone d'Aillencourt, the ultra-sophisticated French model, at the height of her career.
Lee Miller, in 1932, was perhaps the best known of the early models. She eventually became a photographer.
Hilarious caption. But I agree - classic, simple beauty.
Grace Coddington became a model in 1959 and through the hectic years that followed proved to be astonishingly adaptable.
Naomi Sims belonged to the new wave of black model girls - the ones who posed simply as themselves, proving to the world that black is beautiful. (p.s. How chic is her Elsa Peretti cuff ?!?)
This picture of the Swiss model Rita illustrated a feature on body jewellery, and was among the earliest nude shots to appear in a British newspaper.
Lady Clare Rendlesham, here in 1971, has never been featured on a best dressed list, despite being an elegant woman who takes her clothes seriously.
Italian fashion editor Anna Piaggi.
Catherine Milinaire, high-priestess of cheap chic, wearing exactly the kind of outfit that she advocated in her best-selling book.