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

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I've had to accept Kiera Knightly is in most films I want to watch. Funny pout and all. Love The Duchess. A lot.

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dari Skyrock

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The Duchess of Montoro (Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart) at her first wedding in 1947 - now Duchess of Alba in 1956 ~one of the premier grandees of the Kingdom of Spain, holding the Guinness record for most titles of a single person in the world. Her full name is Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva 18th Duchess of Alba, and she is a descendant of King James II of England and Scotland, through the Dukes of Berwick. She was born in 1926 & was a great beauty in her youth.

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The Alba wedding tiara.This major pearl and diamond tiara was once owned by Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III.

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Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor's diamond Prince of Wales Brooch. Elizabeth Taylor bought it after Wallis's death at the auction of the Duchess' jewels in the 1980's in honor of her husband Richard Burton, who was from Wales. After the sad demise of Elizabeth Taylor, it was auctioned in December of 2011.

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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.

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The Duchess of Windsor's flamingo brooch, 1940. Cartier.

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dari The Library Time Machine

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.

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Formerly the Property of the Duchess of Windsor - Van Cleef & Arpels Necklace 1938, platinum, rubies, diamonds, design by Rene-Sim Lacaze.

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‘The Windsor Heart’ Yellow Diamond. 47.14cts yellow diamond was bought by the Duke of Windsor for the Duchess (Wallis Simpson) in 1951 from Harry Winston to complement her other yellow diamond and set in a ring. The stone was later acquired by Estée Lauder, set in a pendant and sold by the Lauder family in 2012 in aid of Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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