People: Jul. 12, 1963

"Balenciaga is the only designer I admire. You say Saint-Laurent is staying small . . . good. Cardin has talent, but he makes too many shocks." It was Paris' irrepressible High Fashion Doyenne Gabrielle ("Coco") Chanel, 80, so-soing this and high-hatting that, while Women's Wear Daily took notes. But Coco saved the sharpest needle for her high-class clientele. "They're all so famous and well dressed and they never pay their bills—never. It's a form of stealing. And the princesses, some of them, they're the worst of the lot. When they write asking the...

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