Beautiful People of the Café Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron de CabrolRegular price $55.00
The Baron de Cabrol’s legendary scrapbooks capture a golden era of glamour and reveal the sheer elegance and decadence of the cosmopolitan café society. The glamorous aristocrats Daisy and Fred de Cabrol formed one of the most prominent twentieth-century high-society couples on the international scene. Leading members of the exclusive café society, they socialized with the biggest names in the haut monde—from the Maharani of Kapurthala to Queen Amelia of Portugal to their close friends the Windsors. Reproducing pages from the scrapbooks crafted with beauty and wit by the Baron de Cabrol between 1938 and the 1960s, this volume reveals the privileged and extravagant world of the café society. Through collages, watercolors, and previously unpublished archival documents, readers will discover the exceptional journey through the golden age of elegance and art.
Thierry Coudert is the author of Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920–1960 (Flammarion, 2010). He contributed to the exhibition catalog Cartier 1899–1949: The Journey of a Style. A close friend of the late Alexis de Redé, he has assembled a significant collection of archival documents on the café society.