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Friday Finds 4

I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis, by Frank Wynne – This is a fascinating account of swindler and art forger Han van Meegeren and it raises larger questions about the authenticity of much of the art hanging on … Continue reading

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Mettre à sac

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…an Hermès (airmez) Kelly bag. The iconic purse was introduced by Hermès in 1935 as the sac à dépêches or dispatches bag. It gained its new name when the former … Continue reading

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La mariée est trop belle!

Unless you are dead, you may have noticed that there is an upcoming royal wedding. There was another big wedding on April 19, 1956 between Ranier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly, who was known thereafter as Her Serene Highness … Continue reading

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L’habit ne fait pas le moine

I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s version of Rear Window recently. Although many aspects of the film seemed quaint and dated, the fashions worn by Grace Kelly were still eminently wearable. The costume designer was Edith Head (1907 – 1981). The timelessness … Continue reading

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