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Mona Williams wearing a black broadtail cost with two large hammered gold pins by Suzanne Belperron at the neck. Photo by Horst P. Horst, 1936. Vogue, January 1936.

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Mona von Bismarck. Of another Balenciaga devotee-slash-horticulturalist, Countess Mona von Bismarck, Valentine Lawford wrote in Vogue: “She enjoys—or suffers from the reputation of being one of the most beautiful women of her time. She herself would probably prefer to be known, if she must be known, as a woman who is passionately fond of gardening.” In 1967, the magazine featured the stylish von Bismarck at Villa Il Fortino, her estate on the sparkling Italian island of Capri, in her “garden…

Baron Nicolas “Niki” de Gunzburg’s Life in Photos

De Gunzburg, photographed by Horst, dressed as Archduke Rudolf for his Ball of the Waltzes, 1934.