London. Grafton Books. 1987. First edition. Signed on the half-title by the author - 'Suzy Menkes / 1987'. Hardback, dust jacket. 224 pages. Illustrated with 122 colour and 74 b&w photographs. 285 x 230mm (11¼ x 9"). 1.2kg. 0246132124. English. Fine; very slight shelf wear; no tears or inscriptions.
A signed copy of Suzy Menke's book examing the fashion and style of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Illustrated with many previously unseen photographs by the likes of Beaton, Horst and Lord Lichfield, the book examines the couple's fashion sense, their homes and their lifestyle. It includes details of their Parisian mansion and their converted mill-house in the French countryside, it follows them on their travels and it describes in depth the clothes and accessories they wore. The book ends with a selection of recipes from The Duchess of Windsor's Cook including 'Stuffed Grapes', 'Oyster Loaf' and 'Chicken Duchess of Windsor'.