Theresa Genest and Melusine Ruspoli
On the grounds of the 16th Century Roman Palazzo Ruspoli
Few can lay claim to the title of Princess. Born to the late Alessandro “Dado” Principe Ruspoli, the 9th Prince of Cerveteri and the inspiration of Frederico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, and former Parisian model Theresa Patricia Genest, Mathilde Mélusine dei Principi Ruspoli’s story is one of lineage and nobility as told through the annals of Italian history. Though she can recount to you enumerable gatherings at Castle Ruspoli with her extended family amongst the portraits of their ancestors for regal celebrations, her blithe and avant garde style is reminiscent of her father’s gregarious nature. Her recent debut in Paris at the Crillon Ball, set the stage for her as the latest international darling of fashion.