we are working on our mds stripes fall 2016 collection, i’m inspired by slim keith, the great american fashion icon and tastemaker.

slim lived quite an amazing life. she was born in california and made her move to hollywood, not as a movie star, but as a socialite. she was great friends with gary cooper and cary grant. she was pursued by clark gable and ernest hemmingway. she was married three times, her first husband was to film director howard hawks. she is credited to discovering lauren bacall and introducing here to mr. hawks.

she was one of truman capotes swans and was best friends with babe payley. she was also great friends with bill blass, and supposedly in love with him, i find that so fascinating.

she was known for her sexy tomboy style, which is why she is such an inspiration to me. i’m at lyford cay in the bahamas this week, i love the last picture of slim in lyford- they just don’t make them like they used to.


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