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Elsie de Wolfe's Paris

Author : Charlie Scheips
Published : March 19, 2019

The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858–1950)
was the international preeminent hostess
in Paris before WW2.

The book shows pictures of the two Circus Ball
given at Lady Mendl's home in Versailles.
Among the guests
Coco Chanel, her friend Aimée Lopez / Aimée de Heeren
and all of Paris pre WW2 high society.

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Elsie de Wolfes Paris

Coco Chanel at the Circus Ball
Coco Chanel at the Circus Ball (1939)
with Serge Lifar (right) and Paul Morand (left)
Coco Chanel and Aimée de Heeren use the same flowers in their hair
Coco Chanel's gold, perl and ruby necklace was a presnt from Paul Iribe
(page 69 of the Book)

Aimee Lopes Sotto Major

Aimee Lopes de Sottomajor
at Circus Ball given by Elsie de Wolfe
Aimée is wearing a dress of the still unknown designer Christian Dior
Nobody imagined the young woman would become one of WW2's
major secret service agents and resistants.
In the background Elsa Maxwell and Sacha Guitry.
(page 129 of the Book)

Aimee Lopes Sotto Major

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