FASHION

First Ladies


It’s a moment to celebrate admirable women, be they top models, fashion icons, ballet dancers or grassroots activists. Here, they’re shown wrapped in spring clothes that have a romantic bent.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson
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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Iris Apfel wears her own clothes, eyewear, jewelry and bag. From left: Dior’s silk chiffon dress, at Dior, 800.929.DIOR; Louis Vuitton’s polyester and elastane shorts. JuanJose quevz Heredia hat; Louis Vuitton shoes. Louis Vuitton’s embroidered cotton and silk dress and polyester and elastane shorts, at Louis Vuitton, louisvuitton.com. JuanJose quevz Heredia hat. Dior’s silk chiffon dress, at Dior, 800.929.DIOR. JuanJose quevz Heredia hat; Alexis Bittar necklace; Louis Vuitton shoes.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Etro’s silk dress, at Etro, New York; Beverly Hills; Las Vegas and Coral Gables, FL; Saks Fifth Avenue, New York. Early Halloween vintage earrings; Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun necklace and bangles; on left hand, from top: C. Madeleine’s cuff; Early Halloween vintage bracelet; Rosena Sammi ring; New York Vintage metallic scarf.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Elaine Irwin Mellencamp wears Lanvin’s black linen jersey and elastic dress, at Lanvin, Bal Harbour, FL. Chanel shoes.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Gucci’s cotton and modal top and stretch polyester shorts, at select Gucci stores, 800.456.7663. Capezio hosiery.

Beauty Note: all skin needs serious protection on beach days. Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen SPF 55 is a good choice.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Miami City Ballet dancers Jeannette and Patricia Delgado wear, from left: Valentino’s nude silk organza dress, at Valentino, New York; Neiman Marcus; and Saks Fifth Avenue. Burberry’s beige silk chiffon dress, at Burberry, New York.

Beauty Note: Don’t bare arms without an uber moisturizing lotion such as Donna Karan Cashmere Mist BodySuit misting spray.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Calvin Klein Collection’s cotton poplin dress, at Calvin Klein Collection, New York; Bergdorf Goodman, New York; select Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Chanel flowers (worn in hair); Stacy Adams socks; G.H. Bass & Co. shoes. Eloise Corr Danch paper flower.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Louis Vuitton’s embroidered cotton and silk dress and polyester and elastane shorts, at Louis Vuitton. JuanJose quevz Heredia hat.

Beauty Note: Self help care of Ken Paves Color infusion makes fair hues last between salon visits.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Marc Jacobs’s sequined nylon jacket, at Marc Jacobs, New York; St. John’s silk and polyester dress, at St. John, New York and Beverly Hills. Philip Treacy hats; Falke hosiery; Chanel shoes.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Eloise Corr Danch Paper flowers.

Beauty Note: Show off great limbs with Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Jil Sander’s polyester dress, at Barneys New York, New York. Falke hosiery; Manolo Blahnik shoes.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Dolce & Gabbana’s black and white silk tulle and lace corset top and black silk jacquard bodysuit, at Dolce & Gabbana, New York. Tom Binns necklace; on right wrist, from top: Tom Binns, Kenneth Jay Lane and Yves Saint Laurent bracelets; on left wrist, from top: Noir, Janis by GJnis Savitt, Fallon and Tom Binns bracelets.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Style icon Iris Apfel, 88, says she prefers the title “geriatric starlet” or “the world’s oldest living teenager” See what she had to say about this shoot on the Editors’ Blog.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Moncler Gamme Rouge’s silk jacket, at Bergdorf Goodman, New York; select Barneys New York stores; Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC’s cotton and spandex pants with attached belts, at Trash & Vaudeville, New York.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

This page: Miami City Ballet students Serena Tovar Otis and Maya Symes flank Coco Rocha wearing, from left: Mark Fast’s black elastic and polyamide dress, at Des Kohan, Los Angeles; Curve, Los Angeles and New York; Capezio’s leotard and hosiery; Capelli New York leg warmers. Gucci’s black cotton and modal top, at select Gucci stores; Hudson’s cotton and elastane jeans (cut into shorts), at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Tao Comme des Garcons boots. American Apparel’s bodysuit; Capezio’s leotard, at Capezio Dance Theatre Shop, New York; Moschino’s navy silk taffeta skirt, at Moschino, New York.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Marleine Bastien— Executive Director of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami)— helps women in Haiti start their own businesses. See our interview with her on the Editors’ Blog.

Marleine Bastien wears Frank Chaydez’s black cape, frankchaydez.com. Carolina Amato gloves.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Yves Saint Laurent’s white stretch cotton poplin blouse and black silk duchesse satin skirt, at select Yves Saint Laurent stores. Selima Optique glasses; Falke hosiery; Lanvin shoes.

Beauty Note: Hair stays soft and healthy with Rusk Deep Shine Oil.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber Styled: Camilla Nickerson

Chanel’s silk tulle blouse, at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores; select Neiman Marcus stores; Dolce & Gabbana’s silk bra and briefs, at select Dolce & Gabbana stores. Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Custom dog collar by Blooming Design and Events, Miami.

Hair by Recine; makeup by Gucci Westman/Revlon; manicures by Jodi Cardenas/Artists by Timothy Priano. Models: Elaine Irwin Mellencamp/ Ford; Kirsten Owen/One Management; Sedene Blake/NY Models; Anne Marie kortright/Wilhelmina; Guinevere Van Seenus and Alyssah Ali, both at IMG; Coco Rocha and Dree Hemingway, both at Elite NY. Prop styling by Dimitri Levas; production by Little Bear Inc.; on-site production by Dawn Boller/Tandem Productions. Photography assistants: Michael Murphy, Frank Stanley, Jeff Tautrim, Joe DiGiovanna and Brian Jankic. Fashion assistants: Patrick Mackie, William Kahn and Kathy Lee. Special thanks to Nelson Silva.