April 14, 2011

Vintage Lingerie Lady Duff Vintage Nightgown

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So beautiful, highly collectible and sought after.

I'm so excited to present this gorgeous exquisite negligee that is created and fashioned by BY THE ONE AND ONLY LADY DUFF LINGERIE COMPANY Survivor of the RMS Titantic, who started and owned her own design company.

This is such an exquisite find for your finer lingerie collection and a true vintage treasure to cherish for many years to come. The color is what I describe as LIGHT PEACH (color may vary from monitor to monitor), and created in 100% RAYON CELENESE. This has ECRU SHEER FRENCH STYLE ROPED LACE (I believe to be cotton lace, but not entirely positive). Totally SUBLIME, ELEGANT WISPY SOFT RAYON will caress your every move. Vintage items are rarely flawless and most have normal to little wear, minor picks/pulls in areas or a small age discoloration spot or two etc. This particular beautiful piece has no rips, tears or stains! 2 PINPRICK HOLES present (one as shown above in the picture above on the tummy) and a smaller one on the back shoulder area.

Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon was a leading fashion designer in the late C19th and first decades of the C20th. She is often referred to as "Lucile," the name she gave her London couture house, she opened branches in Paris, New York City and Chicago, dressing high society, the stage and early silent cinema. Lucy Duff Gordon was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 and is still referred to as the losing party in the precedent-setting 1917 contract law case of Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, in which Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo decided against her in favor of her advertising agent. Lucile was well known for her lingerie, tea-gowns and evening wear. She is credited with training the first professional fashion models (1896) and staging the first runway or "catwalk" style shows. She created theatrical invitation-only, tea-time fashion shows, complete with a stage, curtains, mood-setting limelight, music from a string band, souvenir gifts and programmes. Her dresses were given descriptive names, inspired by literature, popular culture, and Lucile's interest in the psychology, and personality of her clients. Lucile was known for layered, draped garments in romantic fabrics, and sophistication, often accentuated with sprays of hand-made flowers. However, Lucile was also known for simple, smart tailoring in suits and day-wear. Influential clients, whose clothing influenced many when it appeared in early films, on stage and in the press included: Irene Castle, Lily Elsie, Gertie Millar, Gaby Deslys,Billie Burke and Mary Pickford. Lucile costumed many theatricals including the London premiere of Franz Lehã¡r's operetta The Merry Widow (1907), the Ziegfeld Follies revues on Broadway (1915 -1921) and the D.W. Griffith silent movie Way Down East (1920). Her fashions were also frequently featured in Pathã© and Gaumont newsreels of the 1910s and 20s, and she appeared in her own weekly spot in the British
newsreel "Around the Town" (c.1917 - 1919).

In addition to her prolific work as a couturier, costumier, journalist and pundit, Lady Duff Gordon also took significant advantage of commercial endorsements, lending her name to advertising for shoes, brassieres, perfume and other luxury apparel and beauty items. Among the most innovative of her licensing ventures were a two-season lower-priced, mail-order fashion line for Sears, Roebuck & Co. (1916-17), which promoted her clothing in special de luxe catalogs, and a contract to design interiors for limousines and town cars for the Chalmers Motor Co, later Chrysler Corporation (1917).

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