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Royal Style Wallis Simpson
The Duchess of Windsor–and the American divorcee for whom Edward VIII renounced the throne of England–once said, “I'm not a beautiful woman. I'm nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else.” Simpson was a fashion maven who dressed in chic turbans and block colour, and accessorized with Dior black crocodile handbags and embroidered Andrew Geller heels. A collection of her jewellery fetched 8 million pounds at auction last year and some of her clothes and accessories, including a Dior crystal beaded bolero, go under the hammer next month.