Yet there were two or three small airless houses at the entrance end of Mews Street, which went at enormous rents on account of their being abject hangers-on to a fashionable situation; and whenever one of these fearful little coops was to be let (which seldom happened, for they were in great request), the house agent advertised it as a gentlemanly residence in the most aristocratic part of town, inhabited solely by the elite of the beau monde
It has also found out that they will entertain a brilliant and distinguished circle of the ELITE of the BEAU MONDE
(the fashionable intelligence is weak in English, but a giant refreshed in French) at the ancient and hospitable family seat in Lincolnshire.
The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London.
From there Greig moves on to a discussion of the political influence of the beau monde. Chapter 3 details the importance of court to the beau monde and argues that "both court attendance and court dress became a vehicle for the political agenda of London's beau monde" (103).
"The name of Auguste de Radwan (1867-1957) has faded into obscurity but he was once a famous concert pianist, a notable authority on Chopin, feted by the beau monde
of Europe," said Ms Peters.
(Indeed the titles of La Belle Assemblee and its short-lived companion magazine aimed more at gentlemen, Le Beau Monde, refer to the "assembly," or group of people, or the beau monde whose fashions are documented in their pages.)
Gardiner, for example, is quite outside the beau monde's precincts.
Today, it is something to look at," she told 300 guests, including many from the beau monde
of Paris such as former first lady Bernadette Chirac, ex-minister Bernard Kouchner and U.S.
Just as Martin speaks of "conversations" rather than "imitation," so Hannah Greig portrays the beau monde of eighteenth-century London as including the nobility, the parallel bourgeois elite, and professionals working with them all.
(2.) "Musical Culture and the National Capital: The Epoch of the Beau monde in London, 1 700-1870," Concert Life in Eighteenth-century Britain, edited by Susan Wollenberg and Simon McVeigh (Aldershot (UK), 2004).
Diaghilev wept, pleaded: "Why bury yourself alive?" Within days Lifar was bundled off to Turin to study with Enrico Cecchetti, whisked to museums, introduced to the beau monde
. His teeth and nose were fixed.
The first half of Fashionable Acts, covering 1780 (and before) to the Reform Act of 1832, investigates the opera's role as a "theater of the great" where the beau monde
watched the performances in the other boxes more intently than those onstage.