Lauren Bacall and Gold Lamé, Vol. 13, Issue 45

Etiquetteer was saddened to hear yesterday of the the death of Lauren Bacall, an enduring talent from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Years ago, Etiquetteer was asked about how Perfectly Proper it might be to wear gold lamé out in public, to which Etiquetteer responded "The only Perfectly Proper way to wear gold lamé publicly is if you're Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep, and you aren't." This is the scene that inspired Etiquetteer to make that comment:

So while Etiquetteer continues to object to the vulgar use of gold lamé, Etiquetteer salutes Ms. Bacall as the one woman who could pull it off.