Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gabrielle de Polignac

As we've been discussing maligned ladies of the past, readers might be interested in this thoughtful and sympathetic reassessment of Marie-Antoinette's beautiful, beloved but controversial best friend.

4 comments:

Gareth Russell said...

Elena Maria's article is brilliant. I remember reading the introduction to Anne de Courcy's biography of Lady Diana Mosley, in which she said exceptional beauty always defines its owner's life. And I thought of Gabrielle de Polignac when I read that.

Matterhorn said...

"Exceptional beauty always defines its owner's life." That is an excellent line!

Christina said...

What a wonderful article - thank you for the link to it. I wonder why some people feel a need to destroy rather than admire what is beautiful in others....

Matterhorn said...

I often ask myself the same question...