Wallis Simpson

September 4, 2011 by Post Team 

Wallis SimpsonWallis Simpson, Fashion is having a moment Mrs. Simpson. No, not the first to admit, but the elegant simplified Wallis earned her stripes completely consistent style icon with a sense of fashion right now. Our prediction is that Wallis Get the look! features are set to peak too soon.

Especially us, since Madonna’s film about the life of American high society, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday. The film stars Andrea Riseborough and the shots we have seen, clothing is bright indeed, no matter what they do reviews of the scene in which Wallis jives with an African tribe of the Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant.

Designer Roland Mouret is not ashamed to admit their admiration for Wallis style either. Next Tuesday will launch a silk scarf gold embossed maxi-dress as a tribute to Mrs. Simpson closet. “You can not work in fashion and not inspired by the life and costumes of Wallis Simpson,” he says. “Love it or hate it, the world is still obsessed with that woman.”

The concept of dress – that was a highlight of the gateway Mouret Fall 2011 – was, in her words, “to bring the austerity and sensuality, as shown by the boat cut the line of neck contrast to the upper division of the skirt [. This is] a night reminiscent of 1930′s decadent and fluid silhouette Wallis was known for. ”

The dress on sale at Net-a-Porter on Wednesday and a cost of £ 2,100 (if you have access to that kind of cash, unfortunately, no). Its launch will coincide with the publication of new book by Anne Sebba, that the wife: The life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. Biography profiles the life of Simpson and her relationship with Prince Edward and the royal family. The following article, written exclusively for The Guardian fashion, Sebba examines sartorial side of Simpson.

Wallis Simpson fashion is always used as a weapon. Once married the former King, on, the Duke of Windsor, which had had an even more important. She could not have been the world’s most beautiful woman, but she could do that to be the best dressed. She believed that he owed this to compensate for all that he had given up.

Since their wedding day on, June 3, 1937 – an event he hoped would be seen as an alternative to the coronation of a couple of weeks earlier – which was fueled by the rivalry with her sister-in-law, Elizabeth . She dubbed the new Queen “Cookie” and constantly made fun of her clothes disheveled flowers. This rivalry continued until the death of the Duke of Windsor in 1972. Wallis knew that the eyes of the world would be on it at her funeral, and was very grateful to Hubert de Givenchy to stay up all night to make sure her coat smooth and black waist-length veil of gauze was the epitome of elegance. At 76 she looked so elegant as ever, and could not resist commenting later friends found it amusing how the queen mother dress, especially the hat that she described as looked like a white plastic arrow had been shot through it.

One of the most telling images in the speech of the King is the Duchess of York, later the Queen Mother, with her two daughters, facing fresh blue sashes party dresses, white ankle socks and sandals, representing the perfect family . Wallis, in her backless ccktail dress, appears as the antithesis of the home, Mumsy image – not just because she was divorced, but because of her quick wit, sharp tongue and clothing equally strong.

Its potent mix of glamor and sex appeal seems to pose a terrible threat to many women in 1930 in Britain, where divorce was terribly difficult, expensive and not available to women if they had also committed adultery. It was better to remain stoically unhappy if the alternative was to her husband simply waltz with another woman and abandoning the family. Not surprisingly, the Union of 500,000 mothers strongly “opposed any relaxation of divorce laws and women like Wallis, who had a free and easy money to spend on clothes, no curtains, were simply too dangerous .

From her days as a poor Baltimore debutante, who took a bus to visit Elena, the seamstress, the young Wallis Warfield had clearly defined ideas about clothing and costumes famous she wanted to copy. Ernest Simpson to marry – and a small inheritance – gave some money to go to Paris and buy some couture dresses she could not afford, in preparation for a meeting soon expected to arrive with the prince. When she did, she was well prepared.

In the early days of their romance was somehow real misstep. In the famous cruise Nahlin in 1936 Lady Diana Cooper, a fellow guest, made fun of a child as white cotton pique hood. Later, her desire to be first to the trendy sequined hot pants was on one occasion and a Paco Rabanne dress in another room while her muscular shoulders were less than ideal when it comes to strapless gowns. But mistakes are rare and far in her dress was sophisticated and classic, although sometimes serious.

With money came the access to the best fashion houses in Paris and attended numerous fashion shows in the first row, the cultivation of her favorites: Givenchy, Schiaparelli, Dior and Mainbocher – ultimately responsible for her wedding dress. Wallis knew this would be one of the biggest teams that never choose, and I needed not only to convey to the British in 1936, but to posterity what they missed by her refusal. It is surely no coincidence that her hat was in the form of halo and wrist showing a bracelet crosses, Edward gifts for milestones in their relationship. She was using fashion to convey a message.

Duke Wallis believes that, having given up so much in terms of reputation in order to marry him, should be rewarded, if not a royal title after jewels worthy of a royal consort. This dictated the style of many of their clothes, which had to be beautifully cut to show its impossibly thin, bony body and the fantasy never or flowers to show the magnificent jewels. A contemporary chronicler described it as “literally dripping” with rubies. Keep yourself thin rod was vital and gave precise instructions to her cook by weight of a steak, if it was a pound overweight, one day, only have one egg for lunch.

The modern woman may be easier to understand acute Wallis, how to dress up. And there’s a reason historical revisionism Wallis painting the worst possible way deemed necessary in the critical years after the 1930, with the aim of increasing insecurity and stuttering Bertie and her wife, strong in their hats flowers.

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