Betsy Bloomingdale's Life Well Lived

Courtesy the Estate of Betsy Bloomingdale

The grande dame's private life is celebrated in two epic auctions at Christie’s.

In Los Angeles, her hometown, the late Betsy Bloomingdale was lionized for her incomparable haute couture wardrobe, splendid cutting garden, and impeccable dinner parties, where guests ranged from Johnny Carson and Michael Caine to Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Bloomingdale was a grande dame with as much star power as any of Hollywood’s leading ladies. She reigned from a nine-bedroom house in Holmby ...

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