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  • n. Plural form of doyenne.


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  • Oh, we still drink: why, we're doyennes of vintage cocktails.

    Peg Aloi: Tough Gals: Do They Still Exist?

  • The doyennes of the media have, however, taken a different line.


  • The most recent collision of interests has been serendipitous for all three doyennes of Chicago comedy.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: A Tale of Two Sisters: Jill and Faith Soloway, Collaborators, Partners, Emmy Writers

  • Like so many fashion industry powerhouse doyennes of her era, Daché was a rags-to-riches icon: arriving in America in 1924 with thirteen dollars in her pocket (or so the story goes), she saw a sign in a window on a shop on Broadway saying "Milliner Wanted," and history was set in motion.

    Lesley M. M. Blume: ICON OF STYLE SERIES: Lilly Daché (PHOTOS)

  • Disco doyennes Sister Sledge and Maxine Nightingale share the bill.

    Auld Lang Syne—With a Backbeat

  • All thanks to Linda and the other doyennes of technological progress such as Marylin Chambers, Traci Lords and the ineffable (actually, very effable) Nina Hartley.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I've also just come back from a trip to Tokyo where the polka dot reigns supreme it's probably down to the eccentric female doyennes of Japan, designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons or the artist Yayoi Kusama and they come as fascinating layers, mixed artfully with other prints.

    Coming round to the idea of polka dots

  • In Bernard's life story is the untold tale of how yoga became American, how it grew in influence as it intersected with Freemasons, hypnotists, vaudeville doyennes, modern dancers, English spies and Gilded Age families.

    'The Great Oom'

  • Essentially, it seems that these two doyennes of dream jobs fell into them highly accidentally.

    lyzbeth: Writers' Festival #1

  • WHEN BILL fIRST began traveling around Southeast Asia, there were three doyennes of the Asian art world—Helen Ling in Singapore, Connie Mangskau in Bangkok, and Charlotte Horstman in Hong Kong.

    One From The Hart


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