Last Chance Dept.
It's noon on May 14, 1960.
Aromas from La Côte Basque are wonderfully fitting with its décor, the red leather banquettes, bright seacoast murals, and bouquets of fresh flowers: daisies, lilies, roses, daffodils.
In the kitchen, the prep work has been going on since 6 a.m.; yes, the sauces are ready. Ballets of waiters and sommeliers are everywhere, bites of Grand Marnier soufflé, and talk of indiscretions in high places.
Babe Paley is first to arrive. "A chilled Ladoucette, please." Her friend is wearing this sleeveless blouse, with an elegant tie in back, ruffles, and pleats. Obviously perfect. Gloria Guinness arrives with a young woman (nobody knows) wearing this white cotton blouse with a front wrap tie and unique collar. Also, obviously perfect.
Stop... a moment of breathless silence flashes across the room. Truman has stopped at the table with these two beautiful women in tie blouses.
He looks them up and down, glancing around them, front and back, inspecting... finally, a brief smile with an appreciative nod.
La Côte Sleeveless Blouse (No. 3824). High-quality pure linen in classic design. French seam finishes. Round neckline. Mandarin collar. Front bib with pin tucks and ruffle detail. Back fitting darts. Sweep with rounded edge.
Women's sizes: 2 through 18.
Colors: Light Green and Pale Pink.
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