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C. Z. Guest

  • American actress
  • Born February 19, 1920
  • Died November 8, 2003

Lucy Douglas "C. Z." Guest (née Cochrane; February 19, 1920 – November 8, 2003) was an American stage actress, author, columnist, horsewoman, fashion designer, and socialite who achieved a degree of fame as a fashion icon. She was frequently seen wearing elegant designs by famous designers like Mainbocher. Her unfussy, clean-cut style was seen as typically American, and she was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1959.


What I don't understand is these people who go on the street wearing riding clothes, and they have never been on a horse. They ought to have their heads examined, really. It's a joke. But, let's face it, we live in a fantasy world.




I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.




The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and have a good time.




All the girls today want to be famous, but they haven't earned their spurs.




I call myself, 'The Estee Lauder of the garden world.' I'm my own little conglomerate.




I like the classic look. Keep it simple. There's only so much you can wear.



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