Love and Labels: The Most Stylish Couples of XX Century
Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
King Edward VIII abdicated the British Empire in 1936. The official version is that he could not bear the separation from his beloved, twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, who could not be the wife of the King of England. After the abdication, Edward married 41-year-old Wallis and they lived carefree life in love and harmony. And in luxury, of course. The Duchess of Windsor (Wallis got this title after marriage) said that a woman cannot be too rich or too thin. Dresses of the leading European designers of the time, such as Elsa Schiaparelli, accentuated thinness of the Duchess who all her life adhered to strict diet. As for jewelry, Edward, distinguished by his exceptional taste, always presented truly luxurious sets to his wife.
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
The golden couple of the golden era of cinema, they met at filming the novel by Hemingway "To Have and Have Not." The director set a goal to find for Bogart the same daring partner. Surprisingly, it was the 18-year-old Lauren Bacall known only because she recently was presented on the cover of the Harper's Bazaar. They became the cult couple of 40s. Style of Bacall and Bogart was quite consistent with the time: austere and simple with clear forms and without excess details. However, in Lauran's wardrobe there always were a place for femininity, but Humphrey was the brutal hero off the screen.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
The most famous couple of the Swinging London times adored experiments. John and Yoko were unanimous in it: they could have dressed in white from head to toe, or wore totally black outfits, adored sunglasses and hats and did not feel shy to show off in pajamas in front the cameras. That was a true harmony.
Mick and Bianca Jagger
The lead singer of the Rolling Stones had a lot life partners, and many of them distinguished by an exceptional style (as Jerry Hall), but there was no other such dazzling beauty as Bianca Jagger. Bianca came to their wedding in white skirt, jacket put on the naked body, and a wide-brimmed hat with a veil. The further the more, brilliant dresses, impeccable capes and trouser suits, huge sunglasses, turbans and luxurious jewelry. Mick Jagger's style of the optimistic and true dandy did not yield to the brilliant image of his wife.
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
French favorites of the sexual liberation times, the couple became the role model for the ages: love story fashion shoots of the actress and musician can be seen in contemporary magazines as well. The couple's style was very Parisian: casual chic, simplicity, and a bit of hooliganism. Jane loved to show her long legs, wearing a thin jersey without underwear. She took a wicker basket instead of bag everywhere (and in honor of this a girl the iconic model of Hermes bag was named), and Serge preferred the image of the bohemian dandy.
Diane and Egon von Furstenberg
Today, anyone who is at least a bit interested in fashion knows the name of Diane von Furstenberg, but the glorified surname originally belonged to her husband, the German aristocrat Egon von Furstenberg. The couple was married only for 3 years, but Diane and Egon, mad about beauty and clothes design, can be with certainty called the perfect stylish couple. He worked as a buyer at Macy's in New York and studied design; she opened her own fashion label Diane von Furstenberg. Judging by the photos of 70s, when the couple had not yet been divorced, they adored prints, glamour and flares.