Lady Duff-Gordon's beautiful mannequins
Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon, a leading fashion designer better known by her professional name, 'Lucile'. She was the proprietor of Lucile's, Hanover Square, famous for the 'emotional' gown. Sister of the writer, Elinor Glyn and wife of Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon. Caption reads 'Lady Duff-Gordon, who is 'Lucile', the famous costumier, is at present in New York, supervising the opening of her new establishment there. With her, as the lawyers have it, are some of her most beautiful mannequins, all English girls, whose advent has caused much interest amongst the smart set'.
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Family on a holiday outing, Dunwich, Suffolk
Family (Arthur, Harold, Lucy, Albert and Violet Auerbach) on a holiday outing to the village of Dunwich, Suffolk, 30 August 1908. The building is All Saints' Church, abandoned in the 1750s. By this time coastal erosion meant that the building was on the cliff edge: the tower fell in 1922.
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Hildred, a mannequin for Lucile
One of Lucile's famous models. Lady Lucy Duff Gordon (aka Lucile) was famous for employing a band of mannequins at her salon and for introducing the mannequin parade for her customers, a forerunner of the modern day catwalk fashion show. Hildred went on to join the Ziegfeld Follies. She is pictured here wearing a Lucile evening gown. Date: 1922
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