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Rita Lydig
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    (October 1875-October 27, 1929)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Rita Hernandez De Alba De Acosta
    Older sister of Mercedes De Acosta
    She was born into privilege.
    She divorced twice.
    Her wardrobe consisted of over 300 pairs of designer shoes, using violins as shoe trees.
    Her ostentatious lifestyle included a masseuse, valet, maid, secretary, hairdresser, chauffeur and 40 pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage.
    She carried an umbrella stick featuring her name in diamonds encrusted on the top.
    After a broken engagement, which she salved with excessive spending, she fell into poverty.
    A great beauty, dubbed as 'the most picturesque woman in America,' her image was photographed, painted and sculpted by the most prominent artists of the era.
    She received a record-shattering $2 million divorce settlement from her first husband whom she accused of beating her.
    Her ancestors were Spain's legendary Dukes of Alba.
    The Church of Ascension forbade a third marriage to a clergyman due to her divorcee status (1924).
    Her sole novel, 1927's 'Tragic Mansions,' garnered kudos.
    Her creatively expansive clothing collection gave fruition to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.

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