Diana Vreeland in Allure
Fashion is a passing thing — a thing of fancy fantasy, and feeling. Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well-dressed. It’s a quality possessed by certain thoughts and certain animals. […] Elegance […] is refusal.
And introducing the evidence from one of her own spreads in Allure
On the left, Edith Sitwell by Cecil Beaton; on the right, Gertrude Stein by Horst P. Horst.
And so for day 2151