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A Look At The Duchess Of Windsor
“My husband gave up everything for me… I’m not a beautiful woman. I’m nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else. If everyone looks at me when I enter a room, my husband can feel proud of me. That’s my chief responsibility.” Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (1896 - 1986)
Wallis Simpson, fashion icon in pictures - Fashion Galleries
Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA wife of ex-King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor. Wallis Simpson's comment on dressing: "[w]hen the little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear."
Being solicitously attended to by the most eligible bachelor in the world was a heady experience full of perks. After a dinner in December 1935, in which Wallis occupied the place of honour, guest Marie Belloc Lowndes was asked what she thought of the American. “I had been surprised, considering that she dressed so simply, to see that she wore such a mass of dressmakers’ jewels,” she said. At that, fellow guests “screamed with laughter, explaining that all the jewels were real.”