Designing the It Girl: Lucile and Her Style
March 1 - April 16, 2005
The Museum at FIT

fig.: Archival photograph, 1919. "Dangerous Ground" evening dress by Lucile. Lucile Archive, 1915-1925. Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. © Museum at FIT

The English couturière Lucile (Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, 1863-1935) was a groundbreaking entrepreneur and arbiter of style. Lucile created meainingful names for her pieces; poetic names such as “Essence of the Dusk,” “Whispering Joy,” or provocative “Consoled Sin.” next>>>