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More than a century before Imelda Marcos was vilified for her famous shoe collection, Mary Todd Lincoln was criticized for her own fashion obsession: gloves. Observers noted that in one four-month period she bought more than 400 pair of this fashion accessory on her frequent buying trips to New York. 140 more words
During the 1930s, Wallis Simpson was a frequent subject of Cecil Beaton’s photographs.
Shortly before Wallis’s marriage to the Duke of Windsor in May 1937, Cecil Beaton was asked to take some official photographs of the bride-to-be at the Château de Candé, where she was staying as a guest of Charles Bedeaux. 119 more words