San Antonio Light from San Antonio, Texas on November 23, 1969 · Page 23
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Suzy Says •/ »/ NEW YORK X he beautiful sloe-eyed Maharani of Jaipur is going into tlie textiie business with a British firm. The fabrics will bring the charm of the past Into the present — if you get the picture. Speaking of things Indian, another firm has started launching small perfumed pillows and bed covers in Paris. Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Greco have ordered them by the clouzaines. Not Uiat those dear girls need any help in that direction. • The seats for flic Paris film premiere of "Medea," starring Maria Callas, are §100. Guess who's bought a lot of them? The ambassador of Spain and the Marquesa de Merry Del Val are giving a reception in the embassy in Washington for Mrs. Robert Hutchinson Finch, wifexof the secretary of HEW. Mrs. Finch is the honorary chairman of the International Debutante Ball, Dec. 29, Ronald Reagan: Given the royal treatment in dear old London ... at the Waldorf-Astoria, and it's pretty exciting because the Finchs' daughter, Maureen, wilt bow that night as the honoree from the United States * * * Debutantes (some of them titled) are coming from all over the world for the ball. From France mil come H.R.H. Princess Ines de Bourbon-Parme, daughter of Prince and Princess Michel de Bourbon-Parme of Paris, and Princess Marie-Pierre de Polignac, daughter of Prince and Princess Armand- Louis de Polignac. England will be represented by Caroyln Anne McKen-, zie, daughter of Marchioness of Donegal of London, and Italy by Princess Uatalia Pignatelli. Princess Samina Wultana Quraeshi, daughter of the Sheikh and the Begum Quraeshi, will represent Pakistan and Agueda Vinamala will come from Barcelona to represent Spain. Away All Beautiful post-debutante Cecile Hoge (you will see her in all her blonde leonine glory on the January cover of Town and Country) and dashing young sugar scion Frederick Havemeyer have a problem. They don't know whether to get engaged today (it's Cecile's 21st birthday) or play it safe and wait until they get the apartment and the ring to announce the engagement. Whenever they take the step the two superstun- ning society kids are headed in that direction and have been all during the long Southampton summer where both families have lived since forever. When Cecile .was in England sue accomplished something few American girls ever do — she became a top model and was proposed to by a lord all in one year. But once she.ran into Freddy, whom she hadn't noticed since sand box days at the Southampton Beach Chib, all (hat changed. There's nothing like an all-American sugar scion to put things in their proper perspective. The Ronald Reagans, recent London house guests of fije American ambassador and Mrs. Walter Annenberg at the Regent's Park residence, were, except for Tricia Nixon, the first outsiders to stay there since former Ambassador and Mrs, David Brace moved out. The Annenbergs gave their first official dinner in the Reagans' honor. The residence, Winfield House, has been spruced up by California decorator Billy Haines and looks absolutely marvelous. Everything Is in place just in time for the Embassy Ball on Tuesday. Billy has bought fabulous antiques, really museum pieces-from Mallets, etc. (which Ambassador Annenberg is giving to the residence) new draperies, new rugs specially woven in Portugal, antique Waterford crystal chandeliers and a pair of precious Chippendales. In the entrance hall there's a recently purchased set o! a dozen gilt and white Adam chairs and two settees, and the new antique Girandolles on the dining room manfe] are glorious. * if * The Alfred Bloomingdales, who toured London and Paris with the Reag- gans (some touring!) stayed at Clar- ans had lunch with Lord and Lady Rothermere (he's the publisher of The Daily Mail), dinner with Sir Kenneth and Lady Keith at Eaton Square and dinner, turbot served on a bed of tiny potatoes and onions. With international designer Hardy Amies. Afterwards they all toured Hardy's herd garden. Some touring. Among those entertaining • for the Duke and Duchess Duzes (she is the former Peggy Bedford Bancroft Darenberg of New York) when they arrived from Paris are the Thomas Kempners of Park Ave., who will give a cocktail Sunday, November 23, 1969 thing. All the smart young New York set will be there—and a few old smarties. Bubbles and Car! Holmes (yeast and other things) who have that beautiful house in Nassau, are presently tucked away in their beautiful -new house in Glen Cove, L. I. TZiey loathed having tp give up their former Long Island house which was simply lovely 'and surrounded by picturesque gardens and all. But it was either that or live with a highway running through then- drawing room which can become firesome. : The Holmeses laughingly refer to the Glen Cove place as "a small house in d housing development." Well, it's big enough for them, the three dogs and the 10 servants to squeeze into. As for the "housing development," it's rriore like a private park, and while Bubbles and Carl may riot live in solitary splendor, the nearby houses are not THAT nearby. Anyhow, the other night Nancy Holmes (her ex-husband Chris is Carl Holmes' nephew) put on a black dress embroidered in silver spider webs and drove out to Uncle Carl's and Auntie Bubbles' for dinner with Nancy's son, Peter Thompson, his darling girl friend, Beverly Paulding, and Mrs. Maurice Newton, widow of the prominent in ves tm ent banker and art collector. Lulu Newton wore her long black shiny coat with a sable collar. What else would one wear whilst" motoring to Glen Cove' * * * Bubbles was snuggled in a long multi-colored wool dress, and Wendy McCracy, who lives nearby, swept in in black velvet pants. Everyone Is sweeping in in black velvet pants lately—even the men. Nancy, a photographer for movies and magazines, is leaving early in December for her London flat to Join her daughter, Brooke. From there It's a snap to get to the chalet in Gstaad for skiing weekends. Even if you hate skiing weekends. By request, everybody wore caftans to the dinner given by Ambassador from Morocco and Mme. Ahamed. Benhirna's dinner for that bird of bright plumage, Diana Vreeland of the world of fas,hion. Except Diana And Marisa Berenson, the famous md- del. The reason Diana didn't wear one is because she wasn't there A troublesome tooth kept her at home. Her friends missed her terribly, b u t they gritted their teeth (sorry,'Diana) and carried on. You've got to take the bitter with the sweet in this world. The reason Marisa didn't wear a caftan is because she wasn't there, either. She lorgot she was invited. • Beautiful Mme. Benhima, whose huge dark almond eyes are famous, looked like an evocation of Scherazade Inc SAN ANTONIO LIGHT in her purple crepe caftan heavily trimmed with gold bands and worn with a gold and jeweled Moraccan belt. Mme. Pierre Schlumberger was wearing one of Mme. Beiihima's caftans, a brown silk with a high tight collar, borrowed because she'd forgotten to bring a caftan with her from Paris where, she lives. Nobody's perfect. Sirs. Wyatt Cooper (Gloria Vanderbilt) wasn't exactly wearing a caftan — unless that's wliat you call a glorious silk patchwork dress with an Elizabethan ruff. Mrs. Oscar de !a Renfa wore skinny black pajamas (rimmed around the neck and down the f r o n t with white. They were especially designed for her by her husband, t h e dear good boy. Mrs. Harilaos Theodor- acopoulos' caftan was clinging maroon pajamas worn with a clinging fringed maroon shawl and a plethora of clinging gold snake bracelets. Gloria VmiderUlt Cooper: Wasn't exactly wearing a caftan . . . Everyone else was more or less authentic—lovely blonde Mrs! Herbert Scheftel in jade green velvet embroidered in gold, Mrs. Frederick Vreeland in brown and gold gauze, Mrs. Eichard Pistell in silver brocade edged in pink (worn over a silver turtleneck, an individual touch), Lee Thaw in dark beige silk with dingle-dangle earrings and a big gold ring on her index finger, and DD Ryan in a multicolored silk bound in gold and pointed up with massive coral necklaces and things. DD, incidentally, will design the costumes for "Company," Hal Prince's new show. What a stunning liitle dinner party that was at La Seine, in the new Tour Argent Room! Mrs. Winston Guest of the world of society gave it for the Anfenor Patmos of the world of tin. The beautiful guests included the William Paleys from the world of television, the Graham Mattisons from the world ol international finance, Prince Henry of Hesse from the world of art, Baron Alexis de Rede from the world of Oriental balls and Count Vega del Ren from the world of Van Gleef & Arpels. That covers it, doesn't It?

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