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Detail of costumes designed by Michael O’Connor for The Duchess (2008). Images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs


The Duchess-2008 Keira Knightley as Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire.


The Duchess of York, mother of Queen Elizabeth, as a beautiful young lady

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Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor

Bessie Wallis Warfield aka The Duchess of Windsor My great grandmothers cousin. Which means no relation..haha Jennifer, her cousin my great grandmother was named Effie Eudora Warfield ;)

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Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball

The Duchess of Portland as the Duchess of Savoy; one of the 200 guests in fancy dress at the the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball, 1897.


Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor | ... Rubin 1906 Kiev -2006 Paris) Wallis Simpson The Duchess of Windsor

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As the Duchess of Windsor's fabulous outfits go under the hammer, we reveal the secrets of Wallis's wardrobe

Wallis Warfield Simpson married the Duke of Windsor


Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (born March 28, 1926) is the current head of the House of Alba and the third woman to carry the title in her own right. The matriarch's supreme title is Duchess of Alba. On 12 October 1947, the Duchess married Don Luis Mario Orlando Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (1919-1972), son of the Duke of Sotomayor.


The Duchess of Windsor's flamingo brooch, 1940, by Cartier with diamonds, sapphires, rubies,emeralds set into yellow and white gold.


Duchess of Windsor's Ruby Set ;The union of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor lasted for 35 years until the Duke’s death in 1972. During the period, the former King lavished his wife with many exquisite gifts of jewellery which the Duchess wore to great effect. Pieces in this set were given at various times but each has a special meaning.