Milestones (1)

Time Magazine

Died. Lady Duff Gordon (Lucy Sutherland), 71, famed dress designer, long-time president of Lucile, Ltd (now defunct), Titanic survivor, sister of novelist Elinor Glyn; after six months' illness; in London. She was credited with the first split skirt, first manikin show, first application of the word "chic" to clothes. A poor businesswoman, she once told a recorder in bankruptcy that she did not know what a share of stock was.

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Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon

Acknowledgements

Randy Bryan Bigham

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Milestones (1) (Time Magazine, Monday 29th April 1935, ref: #1275, published 28 August 2003, generated 24th September 2020 05:14:55 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/milestones-2.html