I am sure you know, Cristóbal Balenciaga did the complete wardrobe of Madame Bunny Mellon until he retired and Hubert de Givenchy took over - Mrs. Mellon even had her own atelier in Maison Givenchy.
"She was very shy, very timid. I never thought she would order any clothes from me. But the next collection, we sent off sketches and samples and she ordered a lot of clothes."
Givenchy even made her gardening hats - which is really the ne plus extra in chic don't you think...
"I made hats in denim, and jean, and cotton. Because Bunny bought in quantity. And sometimes I would say to her, 'Bunny why do you need so many?' And she'd say, 'Because I might lose it.'"
So, as I was reading and looking through the catalogs last night, I saw a photo of Mrs. Mellon that I had not seen before and fell in love with how chic and classic she looked in this particular photo:
I was very fortunate to have bought a couple of Mrs. Mellon's Balenciaga's a few years ago for RARE vintage and you can see them here and here.