“Style icon & princess-by-marriage Lee Radziwill passed away” links

Lee Radziwill

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  1. Loretta says:

    I was so sad for Lee’s death. This is really the end of an era.

  2. minx says:

    I always thought Lee was so elegant and beautiful.

  3. Jegede says:

    She was a snob of the worst kind.

    Dilettante to the end.

  4. Jerusha says:

    That’s a very funny video and I thank Will Smith profoundly for turning down The Matrix. He’s right-Keanu and Laurence were absolutely perfect.

  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    I’m sad that Lee is dead and sending my condolences to her loved ones.

    That being said, I never understood why someone is admired solely for wearing beautiful, elegant clothes, and being a lady who lunch. Maybe I don’t know much about Lee’s accomplishments, so please feel free to educate me.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Without Lee, we would not have had the Maysles’ brilliant documentary “Grey Gardens,” and all the iterations after.

    • SK says:

      She was the ultimate socialite and muse; but if you are interested in fashion she really was influential there and helped to create the modern PR forms of fashion houses. She hooked up celebrities, power players, the Kennedy clan, and more and had them mingling at fashion parties and representing the clothes. That is commonplace now but it wasn’t at the time – it was revolutionary in fashion. She also pushed Armani towards dressing women of all ages – not just 20 year olds and got his suits on powerful women in the business world.

  6. Lala11_7 says:

    The NYT…in a subtle and sophisticated way shaded the HECK out of Lee….

    My GOODNESS!!!!!

    I’ve read biographies or auto-biographies of most of Truman Capote’s “Swans”…and Lee was one of them…or an adjacent one…the majority of those women were ONLY known for marrying (or having affairs) with the MOST powerful men on the planet and getting on the best dressed list…oh…and NOT having their power-hungry, cheating ass, horrific husbands assassinated….

    That’s it…

    Seriously…

    It’s sad…cause MOST of the women…weren’t even good mothers….

    • Jegede says:

      “It’s sad…cause MOST of the women…weren’t even good mothers…”

      Spot on.👍👍

      Poor Tina Radziwill couldn’t get away from her mother fast enough.

      Lee was basically the American Princess Margaret. 🙁
      Only Margaret was smart enough to hire great nannies.

    • mint says:

      Oh I read so much recently about Capote and his swans and the big fall out.
      And I just read a book about Lee, Jackie and their mother. It was very interesting.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I read a book about that group also! So much craziness.

  7. mint says:

    Whats up with the princess by marriage shade? Do we call Meghan now a Duchess by marriage?

    • Rhys says:

      I noticed that too: “Meghan, Princess by Marriage”.

      • Mommy2b says:

        I thought it was to specify the distinction between “American Royalty” the Kennedy’s for example, and actual royalty; by marriage.

    • DS9 says:

      I would bet she’s referred to as such because she and her prince divorced years ago

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I think it’s meant in this way ^

      • Nancypants says:

        I’m not sure but back in the ’80s, even Rosanne Rossanadanna (late, great Gilda Radner) on SNL asked what she was a princess of.

        Reportedly, she was married to a Polish prince but that even seemed a little undetermined in regard to his lineage and all. Prince of what?

        Who cares? I always thought the whole Kennedy/Camelot thing was b.s. but my husband grew up poor Irish Catholic in CT (not the wealthy part) and he and his family think the Kennedys are American royalty.
        We kicked the royals out of here over 250 years ago and let’s be real…the Kennedys were a mess.

        Lots of booze, whoring around, Chappaquiddick, pay-offs, murders, suicides, and so on.
        The secret service sneaked hookers into the White House for JFK and Ted’s first wife, Joan, drank rubbing alcohol.
        Why would she do that? She was rich and had staff.
        Give the Gardener $100. to run to the liquor store.
        The rich really are different.

        Jackie and Lee: Beautiful fashion and decorating. That’s about it.

      • Jegede says:

        @NancyPants

        Well to be fair, every singleEuropean Royal Family are also a mess of stupendous proportions.😶😶😐😐

    • josephine says:

      I think it’s because her husband didn’t use his title?? And maybe they were not married that long? I can’t remember the details but I’m pretty sure he left the country in which he had been a prince and left the title behind.

      There is lots of gossip about how calculating Lee and Jackie were, how horrible the mother was, how they traded up regularly, left men who didn’t make enough, etc… I have no idea how much of it is true but it seemed like they was a lot of swapping of very wealthy men?

      • Rhys says:

        @Josephine, He very much used his title and Lee reportedly insisted in being addressed as such as well.

  8. DS9 says:

    I also think it’s referencing the fact that she landed a prince, which seems horrifying to us but is also something she was hella proud of.

    That was work, dammit and she’d want it acknowledged from what I’ve read