Old Edwards Inn and Spa will host a Fall Fashion Show Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8. Guest speaker, Richard René Silvin will speak from his memoir, “Noblesse Oblige,” which features his friendship with the Duchess of Windsor.
Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Silvin was the Duchess’ escort in Paris from the time she was widowed in May 1972 and until the onset of her long, final illness in 1975.
Silvin has selected two-dozen representative pictures of the Duchess wearing a variety of outfits and jewelry from casual to formal including some propriety pictures that have never been seen by the public. The pictures of the fashion icon start in 1920 and cover every decade until the 1970s.
Silvin’s new book, “Noblesse Oblige, The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her” will be launched by the Palm Beach County Historical Society on Nov. 9.
To reserve for the Fashion Show Luncheon, call (828)787-2625. Space is limited. Log onto www.oldedwardsinn.com/FallFashionShow for more details.