1912 Lucile evening dress (Victoria and Albert Musum - London, UK)

From the museum’s Web site; original images © Victoria & Albert Museum. Also posted to the Designed by Lucile Albumette here.

1912 Lucile evening dress (Victoria and Albert Musum - London, UK) From museum's Web site Original images © Victoria & Albert Museum

The museum’s notes include:  "Evening dress of purple silk overlaid with purple silk chiffon and satin. With a pleated satin waistband, two dramatic purple silk tassels at the side of the hip, a bodice draped with chiffon, elbow length sleeves and an inner bodice bust and back trimmed with appliqué metallic purple and silver embroidery." It was worn by Heather Firbank.

This 1912 evening dress is a wonder of simplicity compared to other Lucile evening dresses of this period.

Keywords:  1912, Lucy Duff Gordon as designer, Lucy Duff Gordon, Lucile, Lucy Sutherland, Lady Duff Gordon, Heather Firbank, blouson criss-cross over-bodice, vee décolletage, elbow length sleeves contrasting cuffs, under-bodice, jeweled trapezoidal neckline, waist sash, tassels, natural high waistline, midi-length close over-skirt, maxi-length close under-skirt

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