the Duchess of Windsor from the pages of LIFE
imagine the Duchess dressing for Alex de Rede's Bal Oriental, 1969.
Jacqueline de Ribes recalled
'I worked on my costume for three months, I cut up three couture dresses and a sable coat. She was no good with fancy dress. She had no sense of theatre.'
de Ribes above r. and center figure below, by Serebriakoff
Is it just me or does that amuse You?
The Duchess was theatre.&
Never would she have cut up couture-
Sell them maybe, but never cut them up.