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April 2005: Out shopping in New York - always her Manolos - or knee high boots of course!

Why does the queen of fashion always wear the same shoes? LIZ JONES on

Nan Kempner was poor if compared with the crowd she partied with. She couldn't afford those YSL things.

Nan Kempner was poor if compared with the crowd she partied with. She couldn't afford those YSL things.

Nan Kempner

Hourglass Figures: Outspoken Queen Bees Nan Kempner And Tinsley Mortimer

The fashion world pays tribute to one of its best-loved icons (Vogue.com UK)

NAN KEMPNER REMEMBERED

The fashion world pays tribute to one of its best-loved icons

Rare Vintage: Nan Kempner's John Galliano for Christian Dior 1997 Cheongsam

T here is so much wonderful going on here: John Galliano's first ready-to-wear collection for the house of Christian Dior and the American .

Fashion icon Nan Kempner's lavish life did catch up with her in the end. Ailed with emphysema, she was an extremely frail and sick lady when she died. Her dignity and upbeat manner remained . "My dear," she once said in an interview with Vanity Fair, "Wait till you discover the wheelchair. You go to the front of every single line. They push you right through… I tell you, it's First Class Plus."

I have just read an obituary on Nan Kempner, the adored and adorned New York socialite. July marks 6 years since she died of emphysema a.

12/6/1968-New York: Nan Kempner, one of society's leading ladies, was in the spotlight during a benefit fashion show held in New York (11/22) . Mrs. Kempner wore a nouveau print harem outfit fashioned in a new fabric called "Touch."

York: Nan Kempner, one of society's leading ladies, was in the spotlight during a benefit fashion show held in New York . Kempner wore a nouveau print harem outfit fashioned in a new fabric called "Touch.