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[La Comtesse] Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)

[La Comtesse] Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899)

Pierre-Louis Pierson :: Le Caracul (L'Astrakhan), 1860's | The Met

Pierre-Louis Pierson :: Le Caracul (L'Astrakhan), 1860's | The Met

She created alternative characters for herself. She had more than 400 photographs of herself taken by a fancy studio in Paris that specialized in hand-coloured photographs

A little long, but entirely worthwhile article about one of the most fascinating women to have ever lived: from the NY Times , enitled: .

The Countess of Castiglione was obsessed with her own beauty, and meticulously art directed hundreds of portraits of herself over the course of her life.

The Scandalous, Narcissistic 19th-Century Countess Who Became Her Own Muse

The Selfie-Obsessed Countess of Vanity, Italian Countess de Castiglione

The Selfie-Obsessed Countess of Vanity, Italian Countess de Castiglione.

castiglione peignant sa mère par léopold ernest mayer

castiglione peignant sa mère par léopold ernest mayer

Le Manteau d'Hermine  Pierre-Louis Pierson  (French, 1822–1913)  Date: August 31, 1895

Virginia four years before her death (Ermine Cloak,

Virginia Oldoini, Contessa di Castiglione.

The Opera Ball [Countess de Castiglione Standing in a White Gown with Back to Camera, Reflected in a Mirror] by Pierre Louis Pierson (via backtothefiveanddime)

The Countess di Castiglione was famous for her beauty — and her extensive, obsessive documentation of it.

The mysterious selfie queen of Paris high society

The Countess di Castiglione was famous for her beauty — and her extensive, obsessive documentation of it.

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