Fashion: Goodbye Jackie, Hello Amanda!

There's nothing exclusive about the electorate; it is made up of society editors, socialites, columnists and dress designers across the U.S. and Canada —in fact, just about anybody who writes in for a ballot. But their votes establish the pecking order among the world's best-dressed women. And last week, as the New York Couture Group promoted Jacqueline Kennedy to transient immortality as a member of the Fashion Hall of Fame, the voters filled Jackie's No. 1 spot with an all but unknown Manhattan socialite, 22-year-old Amanda Mortimer Burden.

Peers' Delight. Well, actually,...