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Duff Gordon, Lucy, Lady

LC control no.n 85275954
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingDuff Gordon, Lucy, Lady
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Variant(s)Duff-Gordon, Lucy Christiana Sutherland, Lady
Duff Gordon, Lucy, Lady, 1862-1935
Gordon, Lucy Duff, Lady
Sutherland, Lucy, 1863-1935
Kennedy, Lucy, 1863-1935
Lucile, 1863-1935
See alsoFounded corporate body of person: Lucile Ltd.
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Other standard no.Q255184
Associated countryGreat Britain England
Birth date1863-06-13
Death date1935-04-20
Place of birthLondon (England)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityFashion design
AffiliationLucile Ltd.
Profession or occupationFashion designers
Found inEtherington-Smith, M. The "it" girls, 1986: CIP title page (Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, the couturière "Lucile")
LC manual auth cd. (hdg.: Duff-Gordon, Lucy Christiana (Sutherland) lady; usage: Lady Duff Gordon ("Lucile"))
Costume design on Broadway, 1987: page 99 (Lucile, b. 1862, London, Eng.; d. 1935, London, Eng.; real name: Lucy Kennedy; known also professionally as Lady Duff Gordon; m. Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon; pioneering woman designer who created designs for actresses and dancers as well as the public; designed for Florenz Ziegfeld among others)
Wikipedia, viewed May 26, 2020 (Lucy, Lady Duff-Cooper; Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff-Gordon, née Sutherland; leading British fashion designer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who worked under the professional name Lucile; born June 13, 1863 in London; after her father's death, her mother married David Kennedy in 1871; married James Stuart Wallace in 1884, who she later divorced; in 1900 she married Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, a Scottish baronet; in order to support herself and her daughter after the end of her first marriage she began working as a dressmaker from home; in 1893, she opened Maison Lucile; in 1903 the business was incorporated as Lucile Ltd; it was most famous for its lingerie, tea gowns, and evening wear; she is also widely credited with training the first professional fashion models (called mannequins) as well as staging the first runway or "catwalk" style shows, and she promoted her collections journalistically; with her husband, she survived the sinking of the Titanic; she was eventually bankrupted after she revealed in the American press that she was not designing much of the clothing that was attributed to her name; by September 1922, she had ceased designing for the company, which effectively closed; she died on April 20, 1935 in London)
Unsinkable Lucile, 2022.
Canadiana, October 18, 2021 (access point: Duff Gordon, Lucy, Lady, 1862-1935)
National bib agency no.0053E2784E
Associated languageeng
Quality codenlc