Onscreen, the actress usually played the frothy, flighty heroine who suited her busty blond looks and guileless blue eyes.
At first glance it was tempting to typecast her as someone who giggled and wriggled a lot.
It took Julia less than five minutes to revise her opinion.
Lily was a sharp, witty, ambitious woman who exploited her looks rather than being exploited by them.
She was also very much at home in the traditional parlor of the Knightsbridge house,
looking very cool, very British,
and very wifely in a simple blue Givenchy.
By Ylenia - originally posted to Flickr as Givenchy, CC BY 2.0,
“His are the only clothes in which I am myself.
He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.”