Her French-language Wikipedia article is here. She was an inspiration for a Marcel Proust character, the uchesse de Guermantes. She was the infamous marquis de Sade's granddaughter.
A light under-skirt and bodice appear to emerge from a dark over-dress in this Nadar photo of Laure de Sade. Her dress appears to have a lace stomacher section loosely framed by a vee of tapered satin. Her lace sleeves emerge from a plain over-bodice.
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Feb 17, 2013, 9:58 PM
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