La Castiglione. “La Castiglione spent her declining years in an apartment in the Place Vendôme, where she had the rooms decorated in funereal black, the blinds kept drawn, and mirrors banished—apparently so she would not have to confront her advancing age and loss of beauty. She would only leave the apartment at night.”
Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick, Lafayette Studio, 1897
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French belle. Mids 1870s Tempus fugit....mors venit...