Daisy Fellowes 1890-1962
Daisy Fellowes, daughter of the fourth Duke Decazes and granddaughter of sewing machine industrialist, I. Singer, married Prince Jean de Broglie. She was widowed in 1918 at the end of the First World War and later married the Honourable Reginald Fellowes. From the 1920s’ until the end of her life she was one of the leading figures in the Social and Fashion world. She was close friends with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor with whom she shared the title of best dressed woman. In 1944, the Honourable Mr and Mrs Fellowes lent their yacht to their nephew, Sir Winston Churchill, to oversee D-Day landings in Normandy. Around 1933 Daisy Fellowes became Editor-in-chief for fashion in Harper’s Bazaar. During this period she purchased from Cartier the famous light pink diamond of 17.47 carats known as “Tête de Bélier” (or ram’s head) which apparently had been given by Catherine‘ the Great to Potemkin, one of the tzarina’s favourites. It was on the occasion of this acquisition that the famous designer, Elsa Schiaparelli, created for Daisy Fellowes the new “shocking pink” colour to complement the stone. Unfortunately the diamond was stolen in 1939, since when there has been no record.