Dressing Tables of the Rich and Fragrant: Gloria Vanderbilt

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In 1955, Gloria Vanderbilt was not only an internationally famous heiress, but also an aspiring actress. She was appearing in a very brief revival of William Saroyan’s play The Time of Your Life at the City Center theater on 55th Street — not quite Broadway, but still midtown Manhattan.

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Dressing Tables of the Rich and Fragrant: Stephanie Seymour

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Seymour photographed by Mert Atlas & Marcus Piggott for Valentino, 2009.

I honestly can’t remember why I was searching for photos of Stephanie Seymour’s dressing table a few nights ago. There was some train of thought (probably connected to her son’s recent arrest, or to the memory of the time I met her husband at his art foundation?) that led me to wonder what perfume(s) she might wear.

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