Sir Victor examining one of the raffle prizes at the Russian Charity Ball at the French Club on May 10. Standing next to him is Mme Jaspar. China Press, 1940
I love how Tais Jaspar is looking at Shanghai's top oligarch Victor Sassoon. She was, however, more than just a socialite. A prolific artist and a charming beauty, she married into Shanghai's high society only to relentelessly extract funding for charitable projects in favor of poor Russian women and children.