|Year||June 3, 1937|
The wedding dress of Wallis Warfield (previously known as Wallis Simpson) was the bridal gown worn by Wallis, Duchess of Windsor at her marriage to Edward, Duke of Windsor on 3 June 1937 at the Château de Candé. Wallis wore a nipped-at-the-waist dress created by Mainbocher in what was termed her signature colour of "Wallis blue" reportedly to match her eyes. Her co-ordinating blue straw hat, by Caroline Reboux, had a halo effect with pale blue tulle and her matching gloves were created from the same blue silk crepe as her dress.
In 1950 Wallis presented the dress to the Metropolitan Museum. More than 25 years after the wedding it was still regarded as "one of the most photographed, most copied dresses of modern times".