Princess Soutzo by Nadar

I encountered these images in while researching "Princess Soutzo" to find information about this 1889 portrait. She married a Prince and had a long affair with Paul Morand. According to a biographical sketch about her in theesotericcuriousa, Paul Morand later became a Vichy sympathizer. That article described her as "small, cute, smart and rich" and "...Rigid of character, and considered not very nice ... a force to be reckoned with..."

Princess Soutzo by Nadar From

The columnar skirt with train, the over hanging bodice, and sheer sleeves mark these as pre-war portraits.

Keywords:  Nadar, Hélène Chrissoveloni, Princess, French, bouffant coiffure, tiara, braided bun, square neckline, quarter length flared sleeves, over hanging bodice, natural waistline, tight skirt, train

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