November 19th, 2019


I like this cheeky photo

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.