This is the first of a series, an homage, if you will. The original by John Singer Sargent was a portrait with a story. This tiny part of history about a woman who was hailed as a great beauty, stylish and adventurous. She was the woman every woman in Paris wanted to be and the woman every man wanted. All of this disappeared almost immediately after the Paris Salon in 1884.
The model in this photo is Nikki Radov.