Posts Tagged: Ganna Walska

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Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Ganna preview

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Rite of Spring Roerich costume

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Rite of Spring Roerich costume

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Backhouse

Summer Flowers

In writing about people who died long ago, frequently in obscurity, it’s heart-warming to know that their secret influence continues to erupt in unpredictable locations around the globe.

Backhouse

Summer Flowers

In writing about people who died long ago, frequently in obscurity, it’s heart-warming to know that their secret influence continues to erupt in unpredictable locations around the globe.

Ganna Walska

Pearls: Ganna Walska

Ganna’s keeping it real, as ever…

Ganna Walska

Pearls: Ganna Walska

Ganna’s keeping it real, as ever…

Huysmans Against Nature Montesquiou P

Stranger than fiction

I’m going to look more closely at the phenomenon of real-life individuals appearing in fiction in a feature called ‘Doubles’, holding up the original and the model, looking at the process by which flesh-and-blood becomes embedded in fiction.

Huysmans Against Nature Montesquiou P

Stranger than fiction

I’m going to look more closely at the phenomenon of real-life individuals appearing in fiction in a feature called ‘Doubles’, holding up the original and the model, looking at the process by which flesh-and-blood becomes embedded in fiction.

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Dress-down Friday: Ganna Walska

Re-examining Ganna Walska’s modus operandi, it is striking how utterly contemporary her approach to celebrity was, a combination of slender accomplishments and gargantuan ambition, of fashion labels and scent endorsements, of big rocks and little dogs.

P_12Mar_Ganna

Dress-down Friday: Ganna Walska

Re-examining Ganna Walska’s modus operandi, it is striking how utterly contemporary her approach to celebrity was, a combination of slender accomplishments and gargantuan ambition, of fashion labels and scent endorsements, of big rocks and little dogs.

Entracte

Hearse power

A high-speed hearse chase, a rooftop chess match and some surprisingly demure up-skirt action…

Entracte

Hearse power

A high-speed hearse chase, a rooftop chess match and some surprisingly demure up-skirt action…

Countess de Castiglione

The countess in the afterlife

Today, curating one’s own image is a pursuit available to anyone with a Facebook account and a digital camera; this phenomenon arguably began with the Countess de Castiglione in Second Empire France.

Countess de Castiglione

The countess in the afterlife

Today, curating one’s own image is a pursuit available to anyone with a Facebook account and a digital camera; this phenomenon arguably began with the Countess de Castiglione in Second Empire France.

Ganna Walska

Mrs Kane

As reality TV producers know, something magic happens when colossal determination is unburdened by talent, and the woman who insisted on being called “Madame Walska” didn’t need top billing at La Scala to indulge her inner diva.

Ganna Walska

Mrs Kane

As reality TV producers know, something magic happens when colossal determination is unburdened by talent, and the woman who insisted on being called “Madame Walska” didn’t need top billing at La Scala to indulge her inner diva.