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the beau monde

  (formal)
rich and fashionable people She took no interest in the glittering beau monde that she had married into.
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Beau Brummel

A male fashion plate. George Bryan Brummel, nicknamed “Beau,” was one of the best-known figures of Regency England of the late 18th to early 19th century. As unofficial fashion advisor to the Prince Regent, later King George IV, Brummel was the arbiter of taste, style, and etiquette; he popularized trousers (instead of knee breeches) with matching coats, as well as cravats that were the forerunners of neckties. The epithet Beau Brummel was applied to any man who was fastidious about his clothing, even if he wasn't a trendsetter.
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But this I can say, that if he ever was a beau before he married, he is one still for there is not the smallest alteration in him.
This was like removing to a fashionable square, or living in a beau quartier of a capital.
I suspected a degree of laxity in his code of morals, there was something so cold and BLASE in his tone whenever he alluded to what he called "le beau sexe;" but he was too gentlemanlike to intrude topics I did not invite, and as he was really intelligent and really fond of intellectual subjects of discourse, he and I always found enough to talk about, without seeking themes in the mire.
These operations finished, with the slow and dignified step of a full-dressed beau I ascended the rock.
Le coeur d'un beau jeune homme est souvent difforme.
The conversation was on the chief topic of the day: the illness of the wealthy and celebrated beau of Catherine's day, Count Bezukhov, and about his illegitimate son Pierre, the one who had behaved so improperly at Anna Pavlovna's reception.
It contained the papers on Beau Tibbs, among others, and I tried to write sketches and studies of life in their manner.
I hoped you would have taken him for your beau, and left dear Harry to me.