The Glorious Rani of Jaipur.

Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur (1919-2009) is India’s most famous style icon. Celebrated for her classical beauty, she was featured in Vogue’s 10 most beautiful list in the 60s. Mentioned in The Guinness Book of Records for having the most expensive wedding in the 1940s, her nuptials had so many guests that her father’s palace in Bengal could not accommodate them. Her presents included a blue Bentley, a two-seater Packard and a mansion in the Himalayas. Her trousseau included sheets from Czechoslovakia, shoes from Florence, and nightgowns in mousseline de soie from Paris!