1920s Coat by Lucille, via The Chicago History Museum. Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, had founded the House of Lucile in London by 1894. Additional branches later opened in New York, Paris, and Chicago. Lucile was known for its use of exotic motifs and silhouettes. This coat from the Paris branch reflects the taste for chinoiserie in French fashions around 1923. Overcoat, circa 1923. Silk brocade, ribbon and velvet, fur.
Blue figured silk evening dress with gold net sleeves and train embroidered in gold metal strip and decorated with blue gems and tassels, 1911.Worn by Esme Giffard (née Wallace), daughter of Lucile, to celebrate the Coronation of King George V in 1911 and later altered for a Ball in 1919
Evening dress, Lucile, Britain or France, ca. 1910-15. Purple silk overlaid with purple silk chiffon & satin. With pleated satin waistband & 2 purple silk tassels at side of hip. Bodice draped with chiffon, elbow-length sleeves, & inner bodice bust & back trimmed with appliqué metallic purple and silver embroidery. Victoria & Albert Museum
1911 - The lowest layer of this dress designed by Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, known as Lucile, appears to be a slip. The bodice has sheer criss-cross layers edged with ornamental rope. A layer of gold-decorated sheer material sits in between the under-garment and the criss-cross bodice. The dress appears to have a shallow vee waistline. The skirt may also have three layers - a gold-embroidered purple under-skirt beneath a draped and opened skirt beneath panels that match the under-skirt.