ca. 1918 Virginia Palmer Bradfield Ward's trousseau dress by Lucile (Henry Ford Costume Collection, Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan USA)

From the museum’s probably revised Web site. Also posted to the Designed by Lucile Albumette here.

ca. 1918 Virginia Palmer Bradfield Ward's trousseau dress by Lucile (Henry Ford Costume Collection, Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan USA)

The complexity of the dress is Lucile. It begins with the straps of a slip, then a criss-cross bodice, then a sash with a rope of false flowers. A nice rich girl can’t get out on her honeymoon without a designer dress now? Can she?

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