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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 07, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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"POOR WOMEN ARE BEST DRESSED!" SAYS
ENGLISH WOMAN WHO MAKES "400V GOWNS
BY NIXOLA GREELEY SMITH
New York, Sept 7. "The best-
dressed women in the United States
are poor women," said Lady- Duff
Gordon, New York's most exclusive
dressmaker. "Yes, of course, I dress
the rich and only the rich, for they
only can pay my prices. But I know,
nevertheless, that the woman who
can afford only one tailor-made suit
a year gives more thought and taste
to its selection than the millionaire's
wife who orders a half dozen street
costumes at a time.
"When rich women are as well
dressed as their poorer sisters it is
generally because their maids select
their clothes.
"I know of one millionaire's wife
who was considered the best dressed
woman in New York for years sim
ply because she had a maid with an
exquisite clothes sense. Then her
maid left her and today no one no
tices her clothes at all. She spends
just as much money but she gets no
effect at all."
The famous "Lucille" and I sat in
the inner office of her model studio
at 160 Fifth av. She is a small, pret
ay woman with flaming red hair, and
facing her, I was not able to decide
whether she looks like her equally fa
mous sister, Elinor Glyn, or whether
Elinor Glyn looks like her. However,
that didn't matter. I was there to
find out for you how to be well
dressed though poor from Lady Duff
Gordon.
"If you are poor," continued ..Lady
Duff Gordon, "the first principle you
Lady Duff Gordon, the famous
"Lucille," who tells how to be well
dressed though poor.
must learn is to be always appropri
ately dressed. A woman who can af
fOFdb"ut cine tailor-made suit a yea
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