Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

1863 - 1935

Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

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 liberating 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 411,041 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 27th most popular fashion designer.

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Among fashion designers, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 27 out of 33Before her are Christian Lacroix, Charles Frederick Worth, Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Anna Sui. After her are Christian Louboutin, Vera Wang, Diane von Fürstenberg, Tina Knowles, Alexander Wang, and Torsten Amft.

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Among people born in 1863, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 67Before her are Joseph Caillaux, Hugo Haase, Francis Younghusband, S. Ansky, Herbert James Draper, and Paul Walden. After her are Vladimir Obruchev, Eero Järnefelt, Olha Kobylianska, Fyodor Sologub, Francisco León de la Barra, and Richard F. Outcault. Among people deceased in 1935, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 63Before her are Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Otto Schott, Pavlos Kountouriotis, John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Meletius IV of Constantinople. After her are Louis de Beaufront, Yusuf Akçura, Oda Krohg, Alexander von Linsingen, Nie Er, and Agnes Pockels.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon ranks 1,810 out of 5,347Before her are Graham Bonnet (1947), Charles Kay Ogden (1889), Ian Khama (1953), Eddie Irvine (1965), Ephraim Chambers (1680), and Chris Bristow (1937). After her are George Frederic Watts (1817), Alexander William Williamson (1824), Princess Mary of Great Britain (1723), Sandie Shaw (1947), Patricia Routledge (1929), and Nigel Hawthorne (1929).