Wedding Dress of Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA for her marriage to ex-King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor in 1937.

Wallis Simpson’s wedding ensemble, Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. As today marks the anniversary of Wallis Simpson’s wedding to Edward Formerly VIII on the of June I could think of no better

Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA wife of ex-King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor. Wallis Simpson's comment on dressing: "[w]hen the little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear."

Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) USA wife of King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) Prince of Wales UK, Duke & Duchess of Windsor

King Edward VIII “David” (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David) (1894-1972) Prince of Wales UK & wife Wallis Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield-Spencer-Simpson) (1896-1986) USA, Duke & Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day, 1937

When Wallis Simpson married Edward, Duke of Windsor in 1937 she wore a pale blue dress designed by Mainbocher with a coordinated blue straw hat

Wallis wore a nipped-at-the-waist dress created by Mainbocher in what was termed her signature colour of "Wallis blue" reportedly to match her eyes. Her co-ordinating blue straw hat, by Caroline Reboux, had a halo effect with pale blue tulle and her matching gloves were created from the same blue silk crepe as her dress.  In 1950 Wallis presented the dress to the Metropolitan Museum.

Wedding of Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor to Wallis Warfield, at the Chateau de Cande in Wallis wore a specially created shade 'Wallis Blue' by Mainbocher.

Mainbocher. Wallis Simpson. Duchess of Windsor. Edward VIII. Duke of Windsor. Wedding dress.

Something borrowed- Something blue-wallis blue the Many Lives of a wedding suit MAINBOCHER for Wallis Simpson .

Duchess of Windsor in Schiparelli by Cecil Beaton

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Wallis Simpson in Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue, June 1937 Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Studio Archive at Sotheby's.

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