Coco Chanel with her then lover Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich, 1920.
Those Grand Dukes were all the same - they looked marvellous but there was nothing behind. Green eyes, fine hands and shoulders, peace-loving, timorous. They drank so as not to be afraid. They were tall and handsome and splendid, but behind it all - nothing; just vodka and the void.” - Chanel to Claude Delay.