Is it the height of vanity? Or just a pointed reason to buy a new Champagne glass? From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” department – according to The Drinks Business: “Taking Marie Antoinette as her inspiration, whose left breast was said to have served as the model for the first Champagne coupe (glass) in the late-18th century, British artist Jane McAdam Freud crafted the coupe from a mold of Moss’s left breast.” Okay first of all, her name is Freud? Really? Is it just me or does someone need to get something off their chest?
Second: I realize this is a marketing ploy, hatched by restaurateur Richard Caring in England and Dom Perignon to sell food and booze. Caring owns restaurants 34, The Ivy, Daphne’s, and Scott’s. Dom Perignon was a Benedictine monk and it would be intriguing to see the him suck Champagne from a woman’s breast - Moss ain’t no Virgin Mary, but I’m certain lots of people would like a tipple at this nipple.
“I was excited to participate in this project – what an honour to be alongside Marie Antoinette, she was a very intriguing and mischievous character,” Moss was quoted as telling The Drinks Business.
|The resemblance is uncanny!|
Okay, third: Born in 1755, Marie Antoinette married French king Louis XVI and the couple came to symbolize all of the excesses of the reviled French monarchy - she had a model farm built on the palace grounds so that she and her ladies-in-waiting could dress up in elaborate costumes and pretend to be milkmaids and shepherdesses (that’s another booze fueled fantasy for a later time). She ended up kneeling before the guillotine on October 16, 1793 – hooters and all. Hum – I’m not perceiving that as mischievous. Now a penis-shaped beer glass, that’s mischievous!
Wanna sample Moss supple breast? Sold with bottles of 1995 Oenothèque at Caring’s restaurants, the coupes cost £2,123 ($3,500 U.S. dollars.)