Sybil Connolly

Explaining her single status to the Press in 1957 when she was 36:

“For the moment, I like to buy my mink and diamonds myself.”

The reason for her withdrawal from the fashion industry after being one of its biggest stars:

“There comes a time in everyone’s life as a designer when you have to decide whether you want to create the beautiful or the merely fashionable. Sadly, there can be a conflict between the two,”

I like this:

“No woman can be truly elegant until she is over forty,”

And, as if to prove the point, Gillian Anderson in 2012, over forty and wearing a vintage Connolly creation in the linen that made her fame.

Gillian Anderson in a vintage Sybil Connolly dress
Gillian Anderson in a vintage Sybil Connolly dress
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