Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester. Born in Louisiana to a Cuban grandee and an American. Entered New York society via the Vanderbilts. Alva Vanderbuilt was Consuelo Duchess of Manchesters best friend and Godmother to Consuelo Vanderbuilt.

Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester. Born in Louisiana to a Cuban grandee and an American. Entered New York society via the Vanderbilts--namely Alva Vanderbilt, who was her best friend. Godmother to Consuelo Vanderbilt (Duchess of Marlborough). The original "Buccaneer" in the 1870s, along with Jennie Jerome and Minnie Stevens. Cartier 1903, made for the Duchess of Manchester
Tiara Cartier 1903, made for the Duchess of Manchester
graduated flaming hearts and C scrolls was inspired by a vision of France before the Revolution. Louis Cartier encouraged his designers to sketch 18th-century ironwork and architectural ornament in Paris and Versailles, and to study engraved jewellery designs. Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, was a prominent American heiress who married into the British nobility in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she ‘took Society completely by storm by her.


Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester. Born in Louisiana to a Cuban grandee and an American. Entered New York society via the Vanderbilts--namely Alva Vanderbilt, who was her best friend. Godmother to Consuelo Vanderbilt (Duchess of Marlborough). The original "Buccaneer" in the 1870s, along with Jennie Jerome and Minnie Stevens.