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Decadence and Debauchery

Luisa Casati :: in costume “Regina della notte”, designed by Léon Bakst, 1922

The World's Most Expensive Dessert - A Faberge-Style Easter Egg made with 4 types of Belgian pudding in chocolate, peach, orange and whiskey. Add champagne caviar jelly, a light biscuit joconde and an edible gold leaf glaze. Top it all off with a 2-carat diamond. ($35,000!)

Slap-soled shoes belonging to Frances Walsingham, lady in waiting to Elizabeth I, and daughter of her spymaster, Francis Walsingham. Though the shoes belong to a Canadian collector, they are considered so important to British history that they have to be returned to England

Jeweled skeletons from the 1600's, taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border

Cate Blanchett is photographed by Sean & Seng and styled by Mel Ottenberg for the new 24th issue of 032c magazine