Doris Duke's... Evening dress, Madame Grès , circa 1966, silk crepe with ostrich feathers.

Doris Duke's... Evening dress, Madame Grès , circa 1966, silk crepe with ostrich feathers.

Doris Duke's Shangri La at MAD NYC devodotcom: DORIS DUKE'S HAWAIIN SHANGRI-LA

Doris Duke's Shangri La at MAD NYC devodotcom: DORIS DUKE'S HAWAIIN SHANGRI-LA

Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.

Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.

Doris Duke at her Honolulu home known as Shangri La. Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, November 1, 1966

Doris Duke at her Honolulu home known as Shangri La. Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, November 1, 1966

The Mughal garden of Doris Duke’s historic house in Hawaii, Shangri La.

The Mughal garden of Doris Duke’s historic house in Hawaii, Shangri La.

The Duke Semans Mansion at E82nd St and Fifth Avenue. Bought by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim in 2010

The Duke Semans Mansion at E82nd St and Fifth Avenue. Bought by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim in 2010

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