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1913. Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon) Nightgown. V & A Museum. Lady Duff Gordon was a Titanic survivor

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.

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