Paris, just after World War II.
A reception hosted by Molyneux for British Ambassador to France Duff Cooper and His Wife Lady Diana.
Horst P. Horst, recently returned to Paris after sitting out the war in New York City.
"The first person I saw [at the reception] was Schiaparelli, and her first words to me, after a gap of more than five years, were, 'No, you can't have her! And why didn't you come to my opening?' It turned out that the person I couldn't have—as a model for Vogue—was Lud: a Russian girl, whom Madame Dilé and I had 'discovered' when she came one day in 1935 to deliver a dress at the Paris Vogue studio, and who had become one of my favorite pre-war models. In 1946 Lud was working exclusively for Schiaparelli."
Read more about Lud at A.G. Nauia Couture.