Happy birthday to English designer Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon. While her delicate “Dream Dresses” of the early 1900s epitomized romance, she was also a savvy innovator and marketer, developing one of the first global fashion brands.
Lucile Lingerie AW12 Lookbook. Had the pleasure shooting with a fantastic client and team at the sumptuous Sutton Hall nr York. Lucile is a fabulous British heritage luxury lingerie brand and their story is fascinating.
Need a relaxing moment? Imagine wearing one of these frothy dresses. Repeat evocative words like gossamer, diaphanous, and ethereal. Envision the peaceful bliss of a springtime idyll. Then take a deep breath before returning to reality….
Lady Duff Gordon (1863-1935) was the founder of the fashion label Lucile Ltd. Lucy is best known for her tea gowns, and in their design she was able to capture the decadence and frivolity of her time through the use of lace, chiffon and copious amounts of silk flowers. From the beginning of Lucy’s entrepreneurship she eschewed rules in favour of innovation.