Monday, June 03, 2013

Wallis Simpson's Wedding Dress

Today marks the anniversary of the marriage of Wallis Simpson to the Duke of Windsor on June 3, 1937.

Mrs. Simpson wore a dress designed by Mainbocher with a hat to match by Carolyn Reboux.  The dress became one of the most copied in history.

The Duchess gave her wedding dress to the Metropolitan Museum in 1960, where it still resides today.  It was originally a shade of blue to match her eyes, but has since faded due to unstable dyes.