Monday, 14 September 2009

Dresser of souls

Lady Duff Gordon

Lucile: London, Paris, New York and Chicago

Stage costume by Lucile, circa 1915

For me there was a positive intoxication in taking yards of shimmering silks, laces as airy as gossamer and lengths of ribbons, delicate and rainbow-coloured, and fashioning of them garments so lovely that they might have been worn by a princess in a fairy-tale. - Lucile

Now playing: Claude Debussy - Clouds
via FoxyTunes


Easy and Elegant Life said...

That's it, I'm off the computer and onto the lounge chair with "The Glass of Fashion." Thanks for the push HOBAC!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I thrill just as much to the knowledge that Elinor Glyn was her sister! And that Captain Molyneux got his start with Lucile, I think. When I think Lucile I think ribbons. And who snapped her photograph? Lovely image.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Very Edith Wharton.

Katherine Lee said...

I think I was born in the wrong century... no, wait... (looks at the dresses again)... yep, I was.

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)