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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