About a month ago I received this message on Facebook from an incredibly glamorous woman living in Buenos Aires:
Dear Mr. Cohen:
I just watched your documentary and am delighted to know there are more women like me, interested in fashion and living life to its fullest.
I am ninety-three years old, live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have travelled the world, but am Ecuadorian by origins.
I invite you to befriend me so we can stay in touch.
Cordially,Manuela Muguerza y García-Moreno
I was just about to put the finishing touches on my upcoming book, when I realized that it wouldn’t be complete without a photo of Manuela. I wrote her back asking if she would allow me to take her picture if I came to visit. As soon as she replied yes I booked a ticket to Buenos Aires excited for our stylish adventures. Manuela was even more stunning and elegant in person and it was truly an honor to photograph her. I can’t wait to share more from our shoot, including stories from her adventures with Dior in Paris in the 40s and 50s soon!