Thursday, July 8, 2010


The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day.

Before she became the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson stayed with Eleanor Lambert in New York City and together they assembled Wallis' wedding trousseau. The Duchess ended up wearing a pale blue Mainbocher dress on her wedding day.

Mainbocher (pronounced "MaineBocker") is one of only two Americans who have shown couture in Paris under their own name (the other is Ralph Rucci). Mainbocher established his house in 1929, he successfully operated in Paris (1929-1939) and then in New York (1940-1971). I bet you'll never guess who did public relations for him?

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