Posted on: September 2, 2008

serait-ce vrai qu’Ines de la Fressange est succombée au charme uncertain du Prince Vadimir? le hooligan y croit fort …


Ines de Fressange and the falling leave

It’s nice to forget about the world for a while and to jump happily into investigations that keep your mind occupied. As I had run into the Inès de la Fressange hypothesis already, why not finishing by establishing the link between my ‘guessings’ and reality?

Yesterday I already felt an unbearable satisfaction deriving from the results of my investigations. In fact, the good thing about not having to give an answer to anyone (newspaper, institution or market) is that you can continue your observations without having to consider anything. If my thoughts do have as result the LVMH group falls into the abyss as much as some branches like Lafitte, what do I care. Should have worried a little before. It’s not that you don’t have obvious preferences for some aspects or likings coming up, but that does rather help to define your perspective than to distort evidences. (Two very, very different things.)It’s true that yesterday I had a long consideration in my mind concerning German behavior in general derived from deepest observations and studies and analysis of the Nibelungenlied, literature, history and arts, as well as commercial structures. When I arrived though to my internet café, I simply thought, boring Germans, shall they care about themselves, and who may really be this mysterious Inès de la Fressange?

I went on a search of pictures though internet ( and plunged into a mood that avoided that another plan of mine, to explain the virtual Fressange economical proposal as solution for the internet jungle, were put into realization. I do prefer my Russian Prince (one of my most beloved characters, with a variable of aspects. See:    under ‘origins’) and to Google around by guessing that the possibility my site be read in Russia through the association to a just trapped billionaire is very high and thus may augment views. Which are falsified anyhow, I observe, as there are links going from that page to others and the corresponding views are not marked. Better, I think, get known in China before French get aware of it.

My investigations do soon land on the whole Fressange genealogy. Very interested (as my family has roots as old and nobody does ever understand the fascination emanating from boring names said in chronological order one after the other, saying thousands and thousands of whispers conveying history and logics and a stubborn attachment to a piece of earth, I’m always enchanted when I see one of these unbearably long exposures of things nobody understands anymore) and try to verify my guessing as exposed before and as thought of at home, to say: that the title of marquis was acquired through the attachment of fortune to the French State.

I go from one generation to the other and remark that the original title ‘Seigneur de la Fressange’ (also Freiherren, I think, see they were luckier than the German who make Freiherren disappear through changes in the hierarchic structure of monarchy in … the 14th century), is not linked to blood, but to a territory. The line ‘Fressange’ is not attached to a family but to a piece of ground. The actual family seems to take over the property around the XVIth. But are still Seigneur (the attachment to the crown of a Seigneur is softer than for a common title holder as barons, etc.) until around 1790. To my greatest happiness, whole lots of banking Jews appear, as I guessed, and immediately the title Marquis is given to the family, of practically no use: Monarchy is disappearing.

40: Elie LAZARD, né le 7 brumaire an V (28 octobre 1796), Frauenberg, 57, Moselle, Lorraine, FRANCE, décédé le 12 août 1831 (à l’âge de 34 ans), Maraîcher lorrain de Phalsbourg, Marchand de bestiaux à Phalsbourg, en 1820, … marié le 22 mai 1820, Frauenberg, 57, Moselle, Lorraine, FRANCE, avec… 41: Esther ARON, née le 7 nivôse an VII (27 décembre 1798), Saverne, 67, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, FRANCE, décédée en 1875 (à l’âge de 77 ans), mariée (2) le 16 juillet 1835 avec Moïse CAHN, né le 14 nivôse an II (3 janvier 1794), décédé en 1872 (à l’âge de 78 ans). … dont: a.       Lazare, né le 18 avril 1821. b.       Alexandre, né le 18 mars 1823, Frauenberg, 57, Moselle, Lorraine, FRANCE. Il émigre à la Nouvelle-Orléans et y ouvre une quincaillerie. Transfère son activité à San Francisco où il fait fortune grâce aux chercheurs d’or. Fondateur de Lazard frères. c.       Maurice, né le 5 février 1825. d.       Lise, née le 10 juillet 1826, mariée avec N CAHN, fils de Moïse CAHN 1794-1872 et Esther ARON 1798-1875. e.       Simon, né le 8 avril 1828, décédé en 1898 (à l’âge de 70 ans). f.        Rosalie, née le 23 octobre 1829. g.       Elie, né le 3 novembre 1831, Frauenberg, 57, Moselle, Lorraine, FRANCE, décédé le 10 février 1897, Paris (8ème), 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE (à l’âge de 65 ans), Banquier, cofondateur de la banque LAZARD, marié le 12 mai 1867, Paris (9ème), 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, avec Marie GOUDCHAUX, née le 6 mars 1847, Paris (2ème), 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, décédée le 7 mai 1931, Paris (16ème), 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE (à l’âge de 84 ans). … dont 41-(X2): a.       Julie. Mariée avec Alexandre WEIL, fils de David WEIL 1800-1863 et Sophie ARON 1808-1881. b.       N. Marié avec Lise LAZARD, née le 10 juillet 1826, fille de Elie LAZARD 1796-1831 et Esther ARON 1798-1875.  44: Michel GOLDSCHMIDT, décédé avant 7 mars 1902, marié (2) avec Bella GOLDSCHMIDT, décédée avant 7 mars 1902,  … marié (1) avec… 45: Isabelle FALK, … dont: a.       Ferdinand, né le 11 août 1839, Cologne, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, ALLEMAGNE, décédé le 27 août 1918, Paris (8ème), 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, dans son domicile, 31 avenue Hoche, inhumé le 29 août 1918, Paris, 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, Cimetière Montparnasse, 5°div., 3° ligne nord, n°31 ouest (à l’âge de 79 ans). … dont 44-(X2): a.       Johanna, née le 2 janvier 1842, Cologne, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, ALLEMAGNE, décédée le 7 mars 1902, Paris (8ème), 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, en son domicile, 45 rue de Courcelles, inhumée le 9 mars 1902, Paris, 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, Cimetière Montparnasse, 5°div., 3° ligne nord, n°31 ouest (à l’âge de 60 ans), mariée vers 1864 avec Max LOEWENSTEIN, né le 23 octobre 1841, Altona, ALLEMAGNE, décédé le 30 novembre 1909, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 92, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, 6 boulevard du Château, inhumé le 2 décembre 1909, Paris, 75, Seine, Ile-de-France, FRANCE, Cimetière Montparnasse, 5°div., 3° ligne nord, n°31 ouest (à l’âge de 68 ans), Rentier. On la retrouve prénommée Jeanne dans plusieurs actes. Si elle est bien la sœur à part entière de Ferdinand Goldschmidt, né à Cologne ALLEMAGNE, décédé le 27/08/1918 4h. du matin, 31 avenue Hoche, à l’age de 79 ans, sans profession, époux de Julie HERMANN (ce qui semble probable compte tenu qu’ils sont inhumés dans le même caveau, que Gisèle Bomier, relatant les dires de son époux aujourd’hui décédé, le confirme et qu’ils ont le même père -en attente de vérification-), alors sa mère est Isabelle FALK. Acte de décès de Jeanne Goldschmidt, Concession 33 PA 1980 Goldschmidt. (source :].

(In black, traditional Jewish names, here, mostly of Ashkenazi origin, mostly related to Germany or German speaking countries). The family gets some links to Germany but does mainly relate itself to the powerful banker family Lazard. Banker family Lazard, does approach the family twice: Inès de la Fressange’s grandmother is Lazard, too.

Quite curious about the whole I turn my eyes towards the banker family, whose bank does … still exist. And has a horribly interesting site: Why should this site be interesting? It’s very simple. It does boast, like me on *Ask 4 Te, of their last transactions in small letters to the right. At the same time though, the esthetical lines do heavily remind Microsoft (see aspida of Microsoft Spain) and even the Femmes Business Angels site in France. Strangely, a very low tone profile gets esthetical lines of attachment to extremely powerful poles of interest in the world. What was their last transaction? A fusion between Amro and Barclays. That is not the corner’s shop, I think. Amro has fused with ABN around starting summer last year, and Amro is linked in some other of my investigation to strange ‘black’ bank accounts resulting of ‘evasion de capitales’ (fuite de capitaux) of third world countries towards Germany, in this case of the Ecuadorian ’society’ German School of Guayaquil. The husband of my sister Ana, former vice president of the Deutsche Bank, has shifted to ABN a little before. I’ve never liked Barclays because of their obvious disregard of Spanish banking directives ever since they installed themselves somewhere in Paseo de Recoletos or surroundings. Ha, I think, seems the shit goes together with the shit and ask myself who may have been at the origin of such an original banking fusion.

These Lazards seem to have something quite sympathetic, an allure reminding Mallet and baguettes, and I study thus with greatest interest the composition of the company, some strange ltd co with English legal foundation inserted in French grounds.

Further investigations do though link the Lazard to the group Louis Vuitton, I’ve been slaughtering a few days before.

How strange. She has family members in the Vuiton group and can’t though avoid the disappearance of her ’shop’ nor the terrifying judgment jump thus into a short investigation of the Vuiton group. The appearance of the Vuiton group (leather goods), its ‘acquisition’ through Lazard, its constitution as a group with Hennessy (cognac) and Moët Chandon (champagne). After, whole tons of other companies do attach themselves to the then called LV (Louis Vuiton) M (Moët et Chandon) H (Hennessy) group and form one of the largest luxury good groups world wide, counting: Guerlain, Dior, and even Spanish Loewe and Japanese Kenzo, among many other.

A group? What does that mean? It is obvious that my little wikipedios are using an inadequate language, which is actually the language that is maintained in finances although not appropriate anymore to anything. They say: the LVHM group has had a turnover of 52 billion dollar, of which 2 billion benefit. Bull shit, I think. Loewe has had a turn over of x, Kenzo has had a turn over of  y, etc. and of that, a slightest part reverts in benefit to a ghostly group that has probably representatives of all the companies in a luxury office in Paris, whose actual benefit is … none. The probable transaction looks probably as follows: in exchange of allowing you become member of our magnificent idea, you get some shares of this company which allows you the use of a logo and some etc and … the value of such an attachment is worth, let us say, 0,5 percent of the total net benefit of your own company.

Two things strike my mind: Lazard is an expert in fusions, but here there is no fusion. A fusion has as result the transformation of two general structures (companies) into one, while here, the autonomy of the structures is maintained while creating some kind of ’supra’ sphere that builds up some kind of powerful image that represents the whole lot. May this two somewhat contradictory ways of dealing with financial realities not finish by causing some kind of trouble, reflecting itself in the pretension that LVMH has … 52 billion turnover, and other confusions? On the other hand, it looks as if such an entity would not have the proper right of investment, or does it? And if, in what and how? A quick view on the whole amount of many companies, some of which are as little known as myself (which says little about them but a whole lot about myself) shows that the ‘names’ related are ‘brands’. Not shops as such (although they’re attached to concrete shops in some cases such as Guerlain and Loewe), but ‘brands’, producers of goods inside of a certain field of action and with a determined line.

Was Inès de la Fressange just a … shop, or a brand? It seems it were a brand, actually (which seems to be confirmed by the fact that there is export of a line of prèt a porter to the US, at least, and probably Japan, too.) But a brand is not such a brand, if a prêt à porter collection is concerned, it is in France une ‘Maison de Haute Couture’ attached to a ‘griffe’ (you may understand under ‘griffe’ the use of the concept of ‘brand’ to fashion concretely, which though is not that easy: a ‘griffe’ defines as well an esthetical representation as … politics or marketing and publicity. It is in France, a social determinant, as it is obvious that the very fact of wearing silk implies links to China and the very fact of wearing Cashemire, to Pakistan or India, and many etc.) Actually the Maison de Haute Couture are all born as ’shops’ (see articles on Chanel, etc.) which does though not imply it is a shop meaning ‘the one who disposes a space to sell goods manufactured or produced by others and gets some part of benefit out of that’.

France’s state politics is mainly determined by absurd desires of copying Germany’s strategy in influencing politics through financial interaction (I send my tourists to Yugoslavia and have the right of political influence ending up in … three wars, and many etc.) It is pushed by Germany to a heavy anti American positioning which tends to destroy America as character. Fressange is out of politics, she has enormous success in the US and doesn’t care about state politics, highest privilege maintained in history accorded to the Maison de Haute Couture as it being obvious that the Haute Couture represents usually internationally France much better than the State itself. Pressures seem to want avoiding France gathering itself around a determined new identity which logically steps away from the former lines (Dior, Chanel) in order to adapt to the new times the French ‘esprit’. Brutally: would you like it, Mr Yves Saint Laurent, if your company shows a legal problem, to see yourself forbidden of the use of your name and logo and image? The lack of support of Inès de la Fressange in 2004 shows clearly that the situation is worse than can be figured out.

As usual, Jewish bankers are heavily under attack, as if the fact of confiscating goods may give you back the ability of managing. Rothschild’s see their bank in France be confiscated by Miterrand. Lazard seem to be unable to resist to the general pressure. The LVHM, actually probably only one share holder I would situate around the Dior group, hasn’t anything to do but to construct a ‘complot’ in order to avoid competition for himself inside of the group, and this certainly with the enchanted help of … Lagerfeld.

Certainly accused ridiculously of belonging to the extreme right as having accepted the role of Marianne in 1990 (?), a heavy aggressive ambiance is built up that favors judgments against protestation in 2004.

That explains a whole lot of things. But others continue bothering, as if the implications were heavier, more complicated. Having thus clarified for myself the financial environment where the whole occurred, in disposition to ask thousands of pardons to Loewe for the possible attachment of their name to ‘x’ at the origin of the whole disaster who cowardly hides himself away behind a whole group, I go back to the falling leave.

I’ve attached it to a family weapon, a color, a crest (weapon on helmet), eventually. But it is not exactly the kind of things aristocracy uses as representing symbols. This custom, probably introduced in Europe through the Arabs that has made Spanish medieval times shine in lions, towers and yellow/red stripes, spreads itself all over Europe by maintaining some general common something: eagles, lions, towers, usually impressive symbols of force, strength and power. Spanish kings adore getting rid of claimants to rights and privileges and assure knighthood by allowing a family to wear a weapon, so that the northern parts of Spain (Navarre, Aragon, Castille) show almost on each older house a brilliant weapon with many impressive structures on it.

But a leave is not common. Say still a tree. A leave? Hannah had told me that the original Rothschild ‘weapon’ was a three branched lens plant (reminder of the battle of lenses, somewhere lost in the AT). Dukes of Alba in Spain (or isn’t it them? In any case named ‘Duque de Alba’ brandy has an alcornoque (quercus suber) leave on their label.)

A Jewish custom? If it were like that, the leave in question would belong to grandmother Lazard. It is obviously an acorn (quercus fagaceae), more the kind of a bush (regions of Spain, Greece, Italy, southern France) than the kind of a tree, that has a larger leave. Although I’m not very sure, some apparent coincidences seem to hint into the same direction. 

This poor person has nothing but 5 names: Inès Marie Laetitia Eglantine Isabelle. Her two daughters have though composed names with Marie, which means that Inès Marie is one sole name. Four thus. As she has two daughters whose name ends up with Marie, she’s apparently following some tradition. The first name is given by the mother. The second (Laetitia), probably by the father. The third by the grandmother (Eglantine) and the fourth by the grandfather.

Now see. What means this very old fashioned name Eglantine? It seems to attach itself to the word ‘gland’, nothing else but an acorn … in French. Tiens, tiens, tiens… An acorn. Nothing else but the symbol of the little German Pfennig. Lazards and Fressanges are linked to a German Jewish branch with many Goldschmidts and the kind in the surroundings.

Is it possible the Lazards be family with national treasure managers in Germany, who may have even been at the origin of some rationalization of the anarchic German financial system? If yes, how?

I do not speak Chinese, unluckily, but I think it is not difficult to establish a link between pfen and yen, both coins (ic, or ick, or ig always for ’small or little of …’) I don’t know if an acorn leave is used in China in any symbolic context. I just know one thing: the Fressange and Lazard were related to the silk business, and silk means China. I do heavily suspect that commercial interactions with China do introduce in time a whole lot of little ‘chinoiseries’ (Chinese customs of control of quality, recognition of social level, organization, etc.) Among which probably that business partners are recognized through a symbol which has to have a certain number of characteristics in order not to allow copying (Greek: Symbolos, from syn and baleein, meaning to put together two cut pieces having been given each to one of the partners). And this seems to be exactly that, an old sign of recognition in commercial transactions with China.

If Lazard or related Goldschmidt etc. did finally ‘translate’ such a system into German in order to try to organize the somewhat dizzy ‘hit inside’ traditional German commercial strategy, is difficult to prove, although the Pfennig may be a hint.

In that case, it can be suspected that aggressions on Fressange hide away deeper and darker intentionality, such as making disappear all reference to people linked to the same in order to write on History leaves that they were the ones who mad up what finished up, in such perspective, to be nothing but a slight mask hiding away their … original strategy.

Is that so, circumstances determining the whole become clearer. What still remains without answer is why there was not even an echo or answer from nearest Spain, England or other. To stay without name for an 8 century old family member seems to be … an accident? in Europe. And this obliges to general considerations, to my understanding.

From “Ines de la Fressange and the Russian Prince” page 223


1 Response to "Finalement"

My French family has LAZARD as a middle name –
August LAZARD d’Ablemont [1820-1865] died in Paris
his sons
Charles LAZARD d’Ablemont [1854-1917] feather importer in New York and his brother Felix LAZARD d’Ablemont
considered to be one of the founding fathers of Dallas Texas.
Looking for the link between my d’Ablemonts and the Lazards – please help if you know the answer! Merci and Thank you, Lauren d’Ablemont Ragland

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