Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

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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.

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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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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.

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horst interiors  http://markdsikes.com/2012/09/17/the-best-of-the-best/

horst interiors http://markdsikes.com/2012/09/17/the-best-of-the-best/

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