Her name may not ring any bells but Betsy Pickering Kaiser was former top model and resident of Palm Beach who passed on in February of this year. She was considered as one of the great photographer’s models of the second half of the 20th century and one of the first of Ford’s Supermodels of the 50s and 60s. Many believed that she was “one of the most beautiful women in the world, and one of the most stylish.”
Her family foundation services for the South African national HIV/AIDS organization for the prevention, education and awareness of the disease. Named as “LoveLife,” it charity is about to benefit even more from the late model’s estate.
An extraordinary compilation of apparel and accessories collected by the model ranging from vintage couture and designer costume jewelry is going on the auction block in Chicago on September 11th. All proceeds from this sale of 79 lots will go to LoveLife.
There will be pieces from all the top apparel designers but with a majority by her personal favorite of Galanos. The auction catalog can be viewed on-line at the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers website to check the items out.
A “tag sale” of select pieces from her wardrobe has been organized by Chicago auction house prior to the core event. Scheduled for Sept. 6-8, it will feature key high-end clothing and accessories.
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