Tudor-inspired outfit from Chanel’s pre-Fall 2013. Winter-white coat with an ornately gold beaded heavy fabric bodice, cap over-sleeve, and lower sleeve gauntlets. The rest of the coat, including balloon / poet under-sleeves, is a scalloped-edge lace. Worn over a simple turtleneck sweater dress.
On February 4, 1983, less than a month before her 33rd birthday, Karen Carpenter suffered heart failure at her parents' home in Downey, California. She was taken to Downey Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. The Los Angeles coroner gave the cause of death as "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa."
Audie Murphy, 06/20/1924 – 05/28/1971. This guy is my number one hero. Standing at 5'5" and weighing 110 lbs, he was refused enlistment from the Marines, Navy, and Army Paratroopers for being too short and underweight. Finally the U.S. Army enlisted him in 1942 and he began boot camp. Murphy passed out during drill and his commander tried to transfer him to cook and bakers' school, but Murphy refused and persevered through basic and advanced infantry training. His combat initiation finally ca...
Bettie Page, the "Queen of Pinups", suffered a nervous breakdown at age 56 and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. She was found Not Guilty by reason of Insanity after an assault on her landlord and was institutionalized for 8 years in a state mental hospital.