While in Paris, we ran into Lee Radziwill at the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture show. At 80, the former princess, best known as the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy, has more elegance and poise than ever. She has that spark of chicness that defies age, setting an example of aging gracefully.
An ultimate American fashion icon, Radziwill has inspired designers from Yves Saint Laurent to Michael Kors (Kors even dedicated a collection to “the Lee Radziwill look”). For some years, she was a public relations executive for Giorgio Armani. In 1996, she was named into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, and in 2013, she was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian.
Close friend of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, Lee Radziwill was a true socialite who tried herself in many roles, from acting and writing to interior design. She decorated mansions and penthouses of her wealthiest friends around the world, and her homes were often featured in magazines.
On her Twitter handle, this chic woman shares short tidbits of information, from life advice to tips on posing for the camera, under the hashtag #LifeLessonsWithLee. We love one of her most recent Tweets that says, “You are defined by what you give, not what you have.”
See the evolution of Lee Radziwill’s style over the years in this slideshow.