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'Grey Gardens': It's style, darlings

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis may have been a fashion icon in those perfect sleeveless sheath dresses, oversized sunglasses and triple-strand pearls, but she had nothing on her cousin Edie Bouvier Beale. The improvisational way Beale could tie a scarf -- or a sweater or a skirt -- and fasten it with a brooch at the nape of the neck or the crown of the head is still a revelation. If she were alive today, she would definitely be a stylist. It's no wonder that more than 30 years after the release of Albert and David Maysles' 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens" about Edie and her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale, we're still fascinated by the misfit pair who dropped out of society...

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