“It was not a question of being liked or not liked anymore, and least of all, of being surprising. It was a question of being astonishing”,wrote Cocteau about Marquise Casati.
Giovanni Boldini, who stayed in the villa in the Tuscan hills that De Siena crew chose as location for their photo shoot, depicted her black make-up.Eccentric, rock before rock was around,a punk soul ahead of her time, she fell in love with all the artistes, who took the risk of approaching her.
And she would have certainly worn these sexy shoes, perhaps paired with a precious red damask coat.
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