Portrait of Lady Georgina Devonshire (1919). Georgina was just nineteen and fresh from her debutante ball when she met and fell in love with Belle’s originator Alfred Devonshire in the year of this portrait. As a society favourite their marriage in 1920 caused a certain amount of gossip. But her free spirited nature saw no obstacle in her husband’s habitual cross-dressing. As she put it in a 1980 interview “we were so in love, and the side benefit was a jewelry box made for two”. Following her husbands death in 1921 Lady Devonshire devoted the rest of her life to ensuring transgender individuals had “equal rights and equal footing in our most equal of societies” in the name of her beloved ‘Alice’.