Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

1863 - 1935

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Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff-Gordon (née Sutherland; 13 June 1863 – 20 April 1935) was a leading British fashion designer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who worked under the professional name Lucile. 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.Opening branches of her London house, Lucile Ltd, in Chicago, New York City, and Paris, her business became the first global couture brand, dressing a trend-setting clientele of royalty, nobility, and stage and film personalities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon has received more than 454,309 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon is the 31st most popular fashion designer (down from 28th in 2019), the 2,322nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,808th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Fashion Designer.

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Among fashion designers, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 31 out of 36. Before her are Charles Frederick Worth, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, and Diane von Fürstenberg. After her are Guy Laroche, Anna Sui, Sergio Rossi, Tina Knowles, Irene Sharaff, and Alexander Wang.

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Among people born in 1863, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 85Before her are Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Olha Kobylianska, Franz Schalk, Eero Järnefelt, Margaret Murray, and Richard F. Outcault. After her are Hans Aanrud, Augusto B. Leguía, Axel Thue, Lyubomir Miletich, Anthony Hope, and Black Elk. Among people deceased in 1935, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 80Before her are Nie Er, Alexander von Linsingen, Harald Sohlberg, Will Rogers, Yusuf Akçura, and Pyotr Kozlov. After her are Sun Chuanfang, Eemil Nestor Setälä, Richard Sheldon, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Erich von Hornbostel, and Jules Cambon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 2,322 out of 6,924. Before her are Prince William of Gloucester (1941), Egon Pearson (1895), Colin Renfrew (1937), J. B. Priestley (1894), Jeremy Thorpe (1929), and Willehad (735). After her are Edmund Gunter (1581), John Hick (1922), Peter Hammill (1948), Gerry Rafferty (1947), Ray Stevenson (1964), and Joseph Raphson (1648).

Among FASHION DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among fashion designers born in United Kingdom, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 4Before her are Vivienne Westwood (1941), Mary Quant (1930), and Charles Frederick Worth (1825).