A 1969 photograph of Oscar de la Renta (left) and Baron Alexis de Rede (right) at an Oriental ball.  Baron de Rede’s life was dedicated to manners, protocol, museum-quality  collecting and entertaining on a huge and hugely imaginative scale. Photograph by Jack Nisberg/Roger-Viollet, via The Image Works

A 1969 photograph of Oscar de la Renta (left) and Baron Alexis de Rede (right) at an Oriental ball.  Baron de Rede’s life was dedicated to manners, protocol, museum-quality collecting and entertaining on a huge and hugely imaginative scale. Photograph by Jack Nisberg/Roger-Viollet, via The Image Works