"She gave the impression of great Beauty. In fact, She was a great Beauty. She had large,heavily hooded gray eyes, was slender and tall, walked with the Grecian bend*, and wore clothes with an elegance I've seldom seen approached. Her voice was lovely, with tones like a clarinet." ~John Houston
photograph from Le Style Pauline written by Valentine Lawford,
photographed by Horst for VOGUE
These two photographs are from one of the many glorious lifestyle posts in Vogue's pages under the helm of Diana Vreeland. There are a number of voyeuristic trips Vogue readers took into the world of Pauline de Rothschild. If only there had been more.
Tall, handsome, an aesthete-a devastating Beauty. It is impossible to separate Pauline de Rothschild's appearance from her aesthetic- mirror images. Lithe. Complex. Exquisite. Rare. Gilded.