Sybil Connolly Internationally
Throughout her career Sybil showed her entrepreneurial spirit by forging many important connections that helped her rise to notoriety within the fashion world.
Her relationship with Carmel Snow, editor of Harpers Bazaar and fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert was integral to her success in the American market.
Sybil’s connections helped her career take off. Her designs appeared in famous magazines such as Life and Vogue, as well as featuring on the cover of Harpers Bazaar.
Sybil’s influence extended to Hollywood. Throughout her career, she dressed many stars. This included Julie Andews, Elizabeth Taylor and even Gillian Anderson, who wore a vintage hand-pleated linen Sybil dress to the 2012 Baftas.
Hollywood icon Barbara Rush was a fan of Sybil’s designs and modelled her dresses.
Rush also had a Limerick connection – In 1954, she and actor Rock Hudson visited Ireland to film ‘Captain Lightfoot.’
This film also has a Limerick connection. Before they headed to Dublin to shoot, the stars visited Limerick to promote the film and even watched the Limerick Pipe Band march.