1951. Irene’s spring ball gown of soufflé de soie and ostrich feathers is modelled before a canvas by Jackson Pollock at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York. A variant of this photo appears in colour on page 189 of the 1 March issue of Vogue US:
IRENE answers the short-skirts-or-long question both ways in this spring ball gown of soufflé de soie and ostrich feathers. Dress, of Bianchini silk; kidskin sandals by Mademoiselle; both, Lord & Taylor. Sandal-foot stockings, by McCallum; Altman. Dress, also Harzfeld’s; Hudson’s.
Photo by Cecil Beaton.