The Muse of the Belle Epoque: the inimitable Cleo de MerodeBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/the-muse-of-the-belle-epoque-the-inimitable-cleo-de-merode.html
The end of the XIX century in France was the beginning of a Beautiful era — the time of aesthetics and elegance. Beautiful women, refined manners and admiration for art are what became the basis of the new French movement. Among all the magnificent mademoiselles, the brightest star was Cleo de Merode — a dancer who was admired by millions.
See the photos of the Muse of the Belle Epoque further.French dancer and model Cleo de Merode (Cléo de Mérode) was born in 1875 in Paris. The girl started dancing at the age of eight, and first made her debut on the professional stage at the age of 11.