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‘Comfort and Freedom’: The Duke of Windsor’s Wardrobe

Dawson, Elizabeth (2013) ‘Comfort and Freedom’: The Duke of Windsor’s Wardrobe. Costume, 47 (2). pp. 198-215. ISSN 0590-8876

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Dawson, Elizabeth

Clothing belonging to the late Duke of Windsor (1894‐1972), which remained in his Paris home until it was dispersed in 1998, provides an insight into both his taste and character. As the young and popular Prince of Wales in the 1920s, he courted notions of modernity, celebrity and informality, rejecting the stiff conventions of his father’s dress and court. His innovative sense of style was emulated on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout his life he remained loyal to the tailors and haberdashers who helped to craft his image and provide the comfort and freedom he craved in his clothes. This paper considers how some of the surviving garments in his wardrobe can help to define the man who was Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor.

Official Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/0590887613Z.00000000024
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Scholte (London tailor); men's fashions in the 1920s and 1930s; Prince of Wales; Duke of Windsor; Edward VIII
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Maney Publishing
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 2013
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1179/0590887613Z.00000000024
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 09:57
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 04:31
Item ID: 6010
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6010

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