A medley of Astor sartorial trivialities:
Women's Wear Daily, 13 January, 1912.
"Gowns Representing Many Nations and Periods at Charity Costume Ball" --
" ... a number of very elegant and effective costumes were worn at the fancy-dress ball given at Sherry's for the benefit of the Living-In Hospital ... Among the most beautiful was Mrs. John Jacob Astor's Oriental costume of turquoise and blue satin veiled with cloth-of-gold and worn with a turban of similar material, her jewels being sapphires and diamonds ... "
Women's Wear Daily, 22 May 1912.
"New Vogue for White Mourning" --
" ... Mrs. John Jacob Astor has purchased several all-white crepe mourning dresses and others in dull-finished white crepe meteor ... "
Colors in Madeleine Astor's trousseau for her marriage to William Dick, 1916 --
Pervenche blue, candy pink, ecru, cerise, violet, lemon, jade, and the bride's signature black and white mixtures.