|Evening dress, Spring 1913, Lucile|
Lucile had earlier survived a ship wreck at the age of twelve, when her ship ran aground in a gale on it's return to Jersey from England. Three years after the Titanic disaster she was book to travel aboard the RMS Lusitania, but reportedly cancelled her trip due to illness. The Lusitania was destroyed by a German torpedo on 7 May 1915.
Lady duff-Gordon died in 1935, but I think she would have loved these beautiful black and white evening gowns from the 1930s.
|1930s gown by Lanvin or Dior|
|Black & white silk, Callot Soeurs , 1930|
|Jeanne Paquin, 1937|
|Evening dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1939|
|Mid 30s black rayon crepe and re-embroidered Alençon lace gown|
|30 inspired, Carolina Herrera, fall 2013|
I've been watching a few Ginger Rogers and Fred Astiare movies lately. This dress is one of my favourites. I think it's black and white - hard to tell sometimes!
|"The Gay Divorcee", 1934|
|American silk dress, 1932-34|
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