The first British-based designer to achieve international acclaim, Lucy Duff-Gordon was a widely acknowledged innovator in couture styles as well as in fashion industry public relations. In addition to originating the “mannequin parade”, a precursor to the modern fashion show, and training the first professional models, she launched slit skirts and low necklines, popularized less restrictive corsets, and promoted alluring and pared-down lingerie.
In the series:
June 1: Dorothy Gibson
June 8: Lucille Duff Gordon
June 15: The “Unsinkable” Molly Brown
June 22: Ben Guggenheim and his mistress/JJ Astor and his young wife Madeleine