The first in a series of portraits by Richard Avedon, published in the March 15, 1962, edition of Harper's Bazaar. Virginia Hutton wears a coat-dress of clustering white lace cabbage roses. The daughter of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl - a prodigal, four-times married heiress who died in 2011 at age 107 - Hutton was a descendent of the other Consuelo who, for a time, was the extremely miserable Duchess of Marlborough and, when she returned home, a doyenne of American society.
At left, Taylor wears a riding jacket and vest by H. Huntsman and Sons; breeches by Harry Hall; hat by John Cavanagh; collar by Wentworth; shirt by Bernard Weatherill; gloves by Fownes; boots by Henry Maxwell, 1967. At right, Taylor had Mabel Furs custom design many items in her wardrobe from Mongolian sheep pelts. Photograph by Toni Frissell.