THE WORD OF THE PRINCESS
"I have always loved the curtseys of the time. A fixed gesture, conventional in appearance, but which women amused themselves in a thousand and one discreet ways, to make it singular. It could be the promise of a gallant exchange, a mocking wink, a disguised provocation... Tilting the head more to the right, or more to the left, did not mean the same thing. All this game of said and unsaid evokes for me a certain French seduction. Reverence plays with this seductive ambiguity. It is aimed at women who appear to be wise and discreet, but whose laughing eyes and mischievous pout say the exact opposite."