Tennant Lecture Series: The Jewels and Wardrobe of the Duchess of Windsor
Online via Zoom, Tonbridge
Tuesday 23 Feb 2021
19:00 - 20:30 GMT
A Talk by Janie Ramsay for the Tennant Lecture Series 'The Jewels and Wardrobe of the Duchess of Windsor'
Janie Ramsay was a Director of Sotheby’s when the firm was responsible for selling the Duchess of Windsor’s magnificent collection of jewellery. Many of the pieces were designed by the Duke and Duchess themselves and then created by the 20th century’s most renowned jewellers.
The talk will touch on the abdication crisis, their meeting with Hitler and the famous designers who helped the Duchess to become one of the best dressed women in the world. Janie will also speculate on where the huge amount of money came from to support their extravagant lifestyle.
This talk will take place online via Zoom and the link will be emailed to all the day of the talk.