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LADY DUFF GORDON SUES

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Husband of the Former Mrs. Chapman Refuses to Pay for Valuable Gowns
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Lady Duff Gordon, who, under the name of Lucile, Ltd., of London and Paris, sells feminine apparel of her own design, is suing for $600 in the City Court Philip Van Valkenberg, husband of the former Mrs. Chapman, the "million-dollar widow," much sought after by titled Europeans.

Judge Smith put the suit on the short-cause calendar yesterday for trial next week.
Lady Gordon enumerates articles bought by Mrs. Van Valkenberg in June, 1910---a blue lisle Elsie Elaine coat and gown, $225; a lace hat, $25; a gray lily Elsie gown, $150, and a purple evening gown, $200. Mr. Van Valkenberg declares the goods were not necessities, and were ordered by his wife contrary to his desire and express order.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) LADY DUFF GORDON SUES (New York Times, Friday 14th April 1911, ref: #4643, published 4 August 2005, generated 4th December 2022 10:33:40 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/lady-duff-gordon-sues.html