Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

Doris Duke's... Evening dress, Madame Grès , circa 1966, silk crepe with ostrich feathers.

Doris Duke's... Evening dress, Madame Grès , circa 1966, silk crepe with ostrich feathers.

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Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.

Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.

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Doris Duke at her Honolulu home known as Shangri La. Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, November 1, 1966

Doris Duke at her Honolulu home known as Shangri La. Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, November 1, 1966

Doris Duke's swimming pool pavilion at Shangri La, Hawaii.
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