Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Margarethe, Princess of Thurn und Taxis

Seriously, how was Archduchess Margarethe of Austria, the wife of the Prince of Thurn und Taxis, able to breathe ... look at that waist.

Archduchess Margarethe (1870-1955) was the daughter of Archduke Josef of Austria and Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  She married in Budapest on July 15, 1890, to Albert I, 8th Prince of Thurn und Taxis (1867-1952).  They were the parents of five sons, Franz Joseph (1893-1971), 9th Prince; Karl August (1898-1982), 10th Prince,  Ludwig Philipp (1901-1933), Raphael (1906-1993), and Philipp (1908-1964).


Trickymum said...

Re the tiny waistline, photos were often airbrushed to give the sitter an exaggerated tiny waistline. I have seen the Cecil Beaton photos of the Queen Mother in the famous 1930's shoot, and you can clearly see where the body outline has been slimmed.

Trickymum said...

Even before the days of photoshop, portraits were edited to give the sitter a more slender waistline. I've seen the famous Cecil Beaton series of Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen mother, and you can clearly see, on close inspection, where the picture has been "airbrushed".