Prince Yusupov's Costume Put Up for Auction in Monaco
“The suit made a splash” Yusupov himself recalled in his memoirs. “That evening, all of London got acquainted with me, and the next day my photo was printed by all London newspapers”. According to him, that evening was attended by "5 thousand guests, the entire hall was decorated with flowers and fun reigned everywhere, unlike the English".
The representative and heir to one of the richest families of the Russian Empire, Felix Feliksovich, after marrying the sovereign’s only niece, entered the inner circle of the royal relatives. He also became the organizer of the murder of the favorite of the royal family, Grigory Rasputin. According to many contemporaries, his participation in the murder of Grigory Rasputin in Petrograd in December 1916, Yusupov delivered a fatal blow to the empire, bringing the revolution closer.
The prince himself to the end of the days did not agree with this judgment. As a close friend of the Yusupov couple, sculptor Victor Contreras, recalled, Felix never regretted his action. Until the end of his days, he suspected the Siberian "old man" of underhanded influence on state affairs. Once, in the presence of a sculptor, the prince expressed his version of Russian history: "The revolution occurred because I didn't manage to kill Rasputin in time to stop him".