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In honor of Gilt's Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry event, which launched today, they invited the designer to share some of his most noteworthy career moments...and received a note worthy of historical archives. They're a little hard to read but start "To my surprise in 1965 I received my xmas card from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor..." And "My friend Audrey Hepburn..." And "Elizabeth Taylor bought..." So. You know. No big. [Gilt Style File]