Les Scrapbooks du baron de Cabrol et la Café Society
A drawing room filled with freshly cut flowers, tuxedos and finespun dresses, after-dinner conversations. . . An ordinary scene from society life, but with some incongruous details: the suits are in watercolors, but the faces and ladies’ cleavages are cut out from photos. The Parisian artistocrat Baron de Cabrol had a sense of humor and scrapbooking hobby: From 1938 to 1960, he used scissors, glue and paint to illustrate his life in the society set, the lavish balls, hunts and provincial châteaus. An album with a sassy whiff of nostalgia.