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Dress

Designer:
Lucile (British, 1863–1935)
Date:
1916–17
Culture:
British
Medium:
silk, cotton
Dimensions:
Length (from shoulder): 46 1/2 in. (118.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia B. Henry, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.288.1a, b
Not on view
Although she had an old-fashioned sensibility for the feminine that defined waists in belts and cummerbunds in otherwise cylindrical silhouettes, Lucile was modern in her use of tissue-thin layerings and veilings. A modern-day Salome has to be envisioned in these dresses. If lingerie dressing was and has always been a modern impulse, Lucile managed to create its most conservative and proper version.
Marking: [label] "Lucile Ltd./37 & 39 West 57th St./New York"
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