A year after this photograph was taken, Edward VIII would abdicate and six months later, Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson would become the Duchess of Windsor. There is something quite bewitching about her even in this photograph, don’t you think? And the hat? Splendid.
Photo taken in 1935 by legendary photographer Man Ray
Love the hat: Wallis had style, Andy more front than Macy’s LOL!
I’m only a fan of her style and you could wear that hat right now.
You are so right about wearing that hat today! I’d love to see it on someone. Wonderful.
Most photos of her she (and her style) seems so sharp. This is much softer and attractive.
yes, her style is the only thing I like about her. Great hat!
By all accounts, they ended up being terribly unhappy and Edward remained bitter until the end. He made a big mistake that he couldn’t “do-over.” But, in the end, it was the best for the country.
So, one might as well wear a hat. My motto: when in doubt, wear a hat!
Served them right being unhappy. They were so selfish and darn near ruined the British Royal Family.
I understand that Wallis is a controversial figure but let’s keep our comments to the hats, please!
Why did Pippa pop into my head when I saw this photo of the Duchess of W? It’s a beautiful hat and she had such classic style. She wasn’t a beauty, but boy, she had style
She wasn’t beautiful but she knew how to work with what she had.
A gorgeous hat! There was a reason the Duchess of Windsor always ended up on the best dressed list – she had a great sense of fashion! I agree she does look “bewitching.” She certainly bewitched her husband – look at all he gave up for her! I love this hat and she looks great wearing it.
That is just timeless. Would like to see it in use today. Thank you for that.
Beautiful picture and beautiful hat. I am so fascinated with her story.
It works just as well today as it did then…and thinking to just about every decade between it would have worked .