The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
—  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Satin Appliqued Velvet “Lily” Evening Gown, ca. 1896

Designed by House of Worth

Elisabeth de Caraman-Chimay, Comtesse Greffulhe made this dress famous by posing in it for the photographer Nadar in 1896, though the dress was later altered.

via Palais Galliera

- Illustration from my comic “END”.
( watercolors, green ink + Photoshop ) 

- Une illustration réalisé pour un Festival BD français avec comme sujet Elisabeth et Napoleon…
( Aquarelle, encre vert , crayons colorées, + Photoshop )

© Art by Canepa & Merli 

Elisabeth Welch (1904-2003) the American singer who introduced the “Charleston” on Broadway before becoming a superstar in England, photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1933. She was the first singer to popularize the classic Cole Porter tune, “Love for Sale” and it would become a signature song in her career. She also introduced “Stormy Weather” to British audiences and would be so beloved there, she remained for the rest of her life. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.