Strapless by Deborah Davis buy used Used & Rare price $6.78 new from$16.62 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Softcover Publisher: Tarcher Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:158542336X ISBN - 13:9781585423361 Seller Comments: A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. From the Publisher The subject of John Singer Sargent''s most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame. Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau''s portrait generated the attention she craved-but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent had painted one strap of Gautreau''s dress dangling from her shoulder, suggesting either the prelude to or the aftermath of sex. Her reputation irreparably damaged, Gautreau retired from public life, destroying all the mirrors in her home. Drawing on documents from private collections and other previously unexamined materials, and featuring a cast of characters including Oscar Wilde and Richard Wagner, Strapless is a tale of art and celebrity, obsession and betrayal.