This Woolworth heiress was the Kardashian of the 1930s. Wealthy, elegant, hyper-stylish; Barbara Hutton was one of the most sought-after, jet-setting socialites of the 20th century, with a jewellery collection to match. Known for her exquisite taste and her penchant for diamonds, she was often adorned in jewels fit for a Princess. The Vladimir Tiara - which was one of the many pieces of jewellery she wore for her famous portrait by Cecil Beaton, was actually made from emeralds that had belonged to a Russian Duchess, the Duchess Vladimir.
Sophistication, opulence, rarity, globetrotting, lavish.