From Maharani to Schiaparelli Muse: Princess Karam of Kapurthala

Imagine you’re a princess from a far-off land who hobnobs with fashion icons, wears haute couture and is always decked out in opulent jewels. This was a reality for Princess Karam of Kapurthala. Also known as the Maharani of Kapurthala, the Princess built a reputation in the mid-to-late 1930s for blending Western couture with SouthContinue reading “From Maharani to Schiaparelli Muse: Princess Karam of Kapurthala”

Nam Phuong, The Woman Who Wore Silver Trousers To Meet The Pope

Marie-Thérèse Nguyễn Hữu Thị Lan was born in the French colony Cochinchina, which is located in a southern portion of modern-day Vietnam. Lan grew up in a wealthy Roman Catholic family and was educated overseas in France (1). In 1934, she ended her schooling in a French convent to marry Emperor Bảo Đai. According to the 1934Continue reading “Nam Phuong, The Woman Who Wore Silver Trousers To Meet The Pope”