Wallis Simpson dressed in Mainbocher for Her Marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, June 3, 1937

10 Influential Fashion Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of

Wallis Simpson dressed in Mainbocher for Her Marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, June 3, 1937

Wallis Simpson, wearing the Cartier gem-set cross bracelet her future husband gave her ("My crosses to bear.").

Wallis Simpson, wearing the Cartier gem-set cross bracelet her future husband gave her ("My crosses to bear.").

Wallis Simpson - Duchess of Windsor was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her in 1936.

Wallis Simpson - Duchess of Windsor was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her in 1936.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the Gala à l'Orangerie ball at the Château de Versailles, in June 1953. Wallis Simpson wears an amethyst, turquoises and diamond necklace made in 1947 by Cartier.

16 Icons and their Jewelers

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the Gala à l'Orangerie ball at the Château de Versailles, in June 1953. Wallis Simpson wears an amethyst, turquoises and diamond necklace made in 1947 by Cartier.

The famous wedding dress of Wallis Simpson - ode to the non-white wedding dress

The famous wedding dress of Wallis Simpson - ode to the non-white wedding dress

Bessie Wallis Warfield aka The Duchess of Windsor  My great grandmothers cousin. Which means no relation..haha  Jennifer, her cousin my great grandmother was named Effie Eudora Warfield ;)

Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor

Bessie Wallis Warfield aka The Duchess of Windsor My great grandmothers cousin. Which means no relation..haha Jennifer, her cousin my great grandmother was named Effie Eudora Warfield ;)

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor in Seaman Schepps jewelry - earrings with pearls

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor in Seaman Schepps jewelry - earrings with pearls

Wallis Simpson and the ex-King Edward.

Wallis Simpson and the ex-King Edward.

The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence:  You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

The Duchess herself is reported to have summed up her life in a sentence: You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance!

(Winston Churchill, then a Tory member of Parliament, called her the king’s “cutie.”) Wallis had wanted out of her relationship with the neurotic Edward for years. “This man is exhausting,” she complained in 1934, back when she still fancied herself “in control of the situation.” She used to say, in later life, that she aged ten years in 1936 and the one thing for which Wallis never forgave the Duke of Windsor was his decision to renounce his throne.

(Winston Churchill, then a Tory member of Parliament, called her the king’s “cutie.”) Wallis had wanted out of her relationship with the neurotic Edward for years. “This man is exhausting,” she complained in 1934, back when she still fancied herself “in control of the situation.” She used to say, in later life, that she aged ten years in 1936 and the one thing for which Wallis never forgave the Duke of Windsor was his decision to renounce his throne.

Pinterest
Cerca