Lady Duff Gordon was celebrated as an iconic British lingerie designer, in a time where Parisian couture ruled the fashion industry; she didn’t shy away from her nationality, but embraced it. She held her “mannequin parades,” with quintessentially British afternoon tea and biscuits and spoke of how ‘it became the last word in chic to be dressed by an English society woman,”
Nobility and royalty from all over the world sought after her feminine, gorgeous lingerie – Lady Duff Gordon led the way in the Belle Époque era and represented Great Britain in the clothing industry. Even today, 100 years on, her amazing designs are held in London. Every year millions of people pass through the doors of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s fashion collection to view her revolutionary clothing.
We are proud at Lucile, to have our British Heritage at the very core of our brand, from our initial designing right through to our finished products, everything is carried out and sourced in the United Kingdom. The fastenings, fabrics, trimmings are all hand-picked in Britain by the Lucile team, just like Lady Duff Gordon embraced her country and heritage, Lucile will continue this vision and tradition, working continuously to find the best quality trimmings, the most luxurious fabrics and the most skilled seamstresses to create beautiful, stunning English lingerie pieces.
When buying a Lucile product, you are buying into a piece of history, a celebration of femininity, sensuality and romance. Lady Duff Gordon’s signature style will run through every lingerie item, making it unmistakably recognisable as Lucile, and unmistakeably recognisable as British.