Snob society

Babe Paley, New York City, 1955Richard Avedon, Babe Paley, New York City, 1955

Babe Paley Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1947

Erwin Blumenfeld, Babe Paley, 1947

Horst P. Horst – Portrait of Babe Paley, for Vogue, 1946

Horst P. Horst – Portrait of Babe Paley, for Vogue, 1946

John Rawlings, Portrait of Barbara Babe Cushing Mortimer Paley, Vogue, February 1946

John Rawlings, Portrait of Barbara Babe Cushing Mortimer Paley, Vogue, February 1946

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Portrait of Barbara Babe Paley, Dwight Eisenhower's inaugural ball, 1953

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Portrait of Barbara Babe Paley, Dwight Eisenhower’s inaugural ball, 1953

Clifford Coffin, Portrait of Barbara Babe Paley, British Vogue, 1946

Clifford Coffin, Portrait of Barbara Babe Paley, British Vogue, 1946

“Babe Paley had only one fault,” commented her one-time friend Truman Capote. “She was perfect. Otherwise, she was perfect.”