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 ~ 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.

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

Doris Duke, from my blog post "Barbara and Doris: The Original Frenemies"

Doris Duke, from my blog post "Barbara and Doris: The Original Frenemies"

Rough Point mansion, Newport, RI.  It was the former home of American tobacco heiress, Doris Duke.

Rough Point mansion, Newport, RI. It was the former home of American tobacco heiress, Doris Duke.

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.

Doris Duke Mansion | Doris Duke Mansion on Fifth Ave Listed for $50 Million : Jo & Ray ...

Doris Duke Mansion | Doris Duke Mansion on Fifth Ave Listed for $50 Million : Jo & Ray ...

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