Vanity case, Louis Vuitton, French, 1969

Leather and metal

This vanity case belonged to the Duchess of Windsor. Previously an American socialite, Wallis Simpson married Edward VIII in 1937 after his abdication from the British throne. On a faux tortoise-shell label, alongside the Louis Vuitton number 876026, is engraved ‘The Duchess of Windsor, 4 rue du Champ d'Entrainement, Paris 16ieme, France’.
Accession Number: SHM.2011.L.56:i-ii

Back to the highlights overview