Blessed be the Genius…

Lalique’s cattleya orchid is made of ivory, gold, enamel, horn, and diamonds, c. 1903-1904, and resides in the Cleveland Museum of Art. However, the view we usually see of it does not reveal its secret: what RenĂ© was really thinking when he made it. Last night, I found the truth. Blessed be the genius who loves a woman’s body with his flowers.

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