Blackwell, Betsy Talbot
- Tinky ‘‘Dakota’’ Weisblat
Blackwell, Betsy Talbot (1905?–04 February 1985), fashion editor, was born in New York City, the daughter of Hayden Talbot, a playwright, and Benedict Bristow. After the Talbots were divorced in about 1913, Mrs. Talbot had to find a way to support herself, and her daughter later remembered: “When my mother divorced my father she wasn’t trained for anything … had never worked … didn’t have any experience, but what she did have was a flair for fashion. … Mother knew fashion and she was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time.” Benedict Talbot went to work as a fashion stylist for Lord & Taylor department store, setting her daughter an example as a working woman as well as a fashion expert....