Vogue: The Duchess of Windsor's Engagement Portrait-In the gardens of the Chateau de Cand, the Duchess of Windsor wears a chiffon dress by Schiaparelli with a hand-painted lobster on the front of the full skirt. Photo: Cecil Beaton, Vogue, October 1937 Elsa Schiaparelli, Fashion, Windsor, The Duchess, Cecil Beaton, Wallis Simpsons, Salvador Dali, Lobsters Dresses, Cecilbeaton
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Wallis Simpson (American socialite) Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, King Edward The VIII of the United Kingdom and The Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her. Her husband was a Nazi sympathizer which left him disgraced the rest of his life. They were forced to live primarily in a recluse manner hidden away from society and to stay out of the press. A life of loneliness and isolation.
When they finally started for their honeymoon in an Austrian castle they had 226 pieces of luggage, of which 183 were trunks. In London it often took half an hour for her to buy one pair of hose. Just to get the right shade. The dinning room table at first had a mirror top. She had it changed to clear glass. She explained, ‘I got tired of looking up my guest’s noses.’