Princess Alexandra was a beauty that would not let a a disfigurement get the best of her. She was said to have an awful scar on her neck.
She worn lovely high collar dresses for daywear, but low-cut evening wear presented a problem. She took to wearing layers of pearls and diamonds around her neck. Soon it became the trend in fashion of her day. The style of jewelry style was called collier de chein meaning collar necklace.