“Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837–1899), better known as La Castiglione...

Countess Castiglione wearing dress with two skirt panels by Pierre Louis Pierson I can't even begin to guess why she is wearing this .

La Comtesse de Castiglione (1837-1899), née Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoïni et célèbre pour sa beauté, est une aristocrate italienne qui a épousé le comte de Castiglione à 16 ans. En 1855, la comtesse arrive à Paris et devient la maîtresse de Napoléon III. Le scandale provoqué par cette liaison obligera son mari à demander le divorce.

Portrait of the Countess of Castiglione (c by French photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson La Castiglione (Virginia Oldoini, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. via Pluto

La Castiglione

The Opera Ball [Countess de Castiglione Standing in a White Gown with Back to Camera, Reflected in a Mirror] by Pierre Louis Pierson (via backtothefiveanddime)

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"Flame is Our Lady, flame is Her hair. I am Flame" ~ Liber The Book of Babalon by Jack Parsons About

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Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione – better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.

Condessa de Castiglione

Reality Asylum Pierre-Louis Pierson La Comtesse de Castiglione (Virginia Oldoini) as The White Nun … via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castiglione March 1837 – 28 November better known as La Castiglione , was an Italian courtesan wh.

photo by Pierre Louis Pierson

Portrait of the Countess of Castiglione (c by French photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson La Castiglione (Virginia Oldoini, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. via Pluto

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