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Above: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Cecil Beaton, bromide print, 1939. © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London, via the National Portrait Gallery. Below: Evening dress, by Mainbocher, c. 1938. Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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1935. Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson). Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene (B1900-D1968)

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Wedding Dress and Jacket - 1937 - by Mainbocher- Made for Wallis Simpson - defect in stability of dye caused loss of 'Wallis Blue' -

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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.

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exquisite, exquisite, e x q u i s i t e mainbocher silk, 1937, Wallis Simpson's wedding dress.

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

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Silk Evening Gown -- Circa 1938 -- Mainbocher -- French -- The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

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