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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Mainbocher, Wedding Dress and Jacket - 1937 - Made for Wallis Simpson - A defect in the stability of the dye has caused the dress to lose its 'Wallis Blue' - 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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1935. Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson). Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene (B1900-D1968)

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