Design House Lucile Ltd., New York American
Designer Lucy Christiana Duff-Gordon British

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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.

Dress, Lucile Ltd., New York (American, 1910–1932), silk, cotton, American

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