Her Wikipedia article leads with this, "Kathleen Florence May, Duchess of Newcastle OBE, (1872 - 1 June 1955) was a well known conformation show judge and dog breeder who influenced the Borzoi and Wire Fox Terrier breeds."
When the long skirt and tight lacing are ignored, it can be seen that women's day dress has followed a basic pattern going back over a century with the jacket and skirt combination. When riding and Amazon dress is considered, day dress was defined in the 1700s. Duchess Kathleen's dress may also have a vest.
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Aug 10, 2011, 4:20 PM
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