Wallis and Edward (2005) short review

An ITV (UK TV) drama about the romance between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (the American divorcee for whom he abdicated the throne), told very much from Wallis’s point of view. I found this entertaining, although I did wonder how factual it was. It has the fabulous costuming (set in the late 1930s) so typical of British mid-20th century period productions, including a gorgeous repro of Wallis’s wedding dress.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.