La belle Epoque: Edwardian style Dresses - La belle Epoque was a period of Western European history. It is conventionally dated from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in around 1914.
Caroline 'La Belle' Otero, nearly as famous for her jewels as her affairs. Was invited to a notorious dinner in Paris given by Harry K. Thaw, who would kill architect Stanford White. Caroline may have worn the 'corselet' she commissioned from Boucheron, set with diamonds and other precious stones. KA