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The Fashionable Life of Dina Merrill

Marjorie Merriweather Post's youngest daughter, Nedinia Marjorie Hutton, known professionally as "Dina Merrill" began her career as a fashion model working for Vogue during the 1940s and 1950s. Frequently working with photographers John Rawlings and Richard Avedon, Merrill appeared in countless editorials and features throughout her life. As a film actress, Merrill was dressed by top costume designers including Helen Rose and Charles Le Maire. Later, Merrill entered the beauty and cosmetics industry with a vested interest in creating products for others suffering from sensitive skin. Though she adhered to a simple idiom: "I like clothes that I wear-that don't wear me," Dina Merrill remains entwined with twentieth century Fashion as she epitomized American elegance and ease in her public wardrobe.

Earlier Event: May 22
Camelot
Later Event: May 23
26th Annual Spring Garden Party