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March 2020- Fort Worth

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48 A sleek black Porsche Cayenne is gently vrooming in front of me as I pull up to the valet at Mirador restaurant. The driver emerges in a white bouclé Chanel coat with a Chanel flap bag, no doubt from the same season, but dressed down with a cozy cream sweater, skinny jeans, and over-the-knee mauve boots. Her coiffed mane of blonde hair grazes her shoulders. We have met before — at the glittering Christmas party at Ann Hobson's home this past holiday season — and I know immediately this is my lunch date. It's Cornelia Guest. If you haven't heard the chitchat, Guest has moved to Texas. Dallas, specifically. The rebellious debutante daughter of C.Z. Guest and Winston DOES THE TEXAS DIP Guest; the '80s It-girl and Andy Warhol acolyte; the actress, author, designer, animal activist, and social force is selling her New York estate, settling into a Highland Park rental, and shopping for a ranch in East Texas. She spent the first part of her life pursued by paparazzi — we all remember shots of the stunning girl with the nimbus of '80s hair and voluminous shoulder pads at watering holes like Indochine and Studio 54. Now she's entering her next chapter in Texas. Guest started nesting in mid-January, and she is legal. She triumphantly shares that she has a brand-new driver's license, then enchants and bewilders me with her delightful experience with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Somehow she traversed the whole notoriously arduous process with ease — and maybe with a new friend, "I even chatted up the guard about how easy it all was." I had pulled some strings of my own at Mirador, making sure we would have a quiet table and that there would be dining options for Guest, as she is an avowed vegan. We settle into a secluded PORTRAITS LAUREN WITHROW. The former New Yorker and forever Deb of the Decade is six weeks into her new life in Dallas. Billy Fong makes a lunch date for the ages. CORNELIA GUEST Cornelia Guests's mother, C.Z, Guest, Palm Beach, 1950s Cornelia Guest shot by Andy Warhol, 1983 SLIM AARONS, FROM THE BOOK SLIM AARONS: WOMEN (ABRAMS)

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