Society: She Ain't What She Used To Be

In the pre-horsepower days when practically everybody had a horse—and everybody who was anybody had them by the dozen—the opening night of the National Horse Show was the official kick-off of Manhattan's social season. Last week it happened for the 79th time, but the social season was off and running anyway, and the turnout of bluebloods, beauties and big shots was not what it used to be. And gleaming there in the Madison Square Garden lobby was the symbol of what had changed things, in the form of a sleek 1963-model automobile....

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