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LADY DUFF-CORDON, the famous "l.ucile'' of London, and foremont
creator of fashion* in the world, writes each week the fashion article
for this newspaper, presenting all that is newest and best in style*
for well-dressed women.
Lady Duff-Gordon * Pans establishment br.ngs her into close toucJi
with that centre of fashion.
f/fedy Duff-Cordon's American establishments are at Nos. 37 and 39
West Fifty-seventh street, New York, and No. MOO Lake Shore Drive,
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'? v >. M/t *" Egyptian Influence
; Appears in This
Headdress of Silk,
Pearls and Diamonds.
By Lady Duff-Gordon
There; are tea sjowns and tea gowns. A tea gown may
be rather a formal nffair If for Instance, one had
invited the Pronre of Wales to tea while on his visit.
?this country one might have worn a tea gown. Rut it
would be something formal and magnificent, say in velvet
brocade veiled with gold tissue?a lea gown with which ono
wore her rarest jewels Hut I am showing you to-day tea
gowns of a coster sort.
Those are the sort of tea gowns in which one receives her
family or her closest friends They arc for the inner circle
of our friendships They an; characterized 1>^ filmy materials
and the effect of being veiled rather than encumbered and
impeded by too much attire.
On the large left-hand figure you see a tea gown of net
trimmed with marabout. Novel and of poetic beauty is the
flounce of marabout held in place by a rubber band about the
ankles. These rubber bands that give the effect of a harem
Bkirt, yet yield to the movement of the ankles, are of enor
mous value in the building of all gowns that require the harem
The over robe of tulle, of cape-like effect, has a band about
the shoulders. The over robe is of tulip. It is finished with
a ruehing that is stitched with silver.
On the right of the page you see a tea gown of Chinese
brocade. The exceedingly low bodice is embroidered with
gems. The draped sleeves, the trailing folds of which reach
the floor, are of chiffon. The skirt Is veiled with the chiffon.
The Bleeveo are held at the shoulders "by pearl bands. An
enormous tassel of pearls finishes the loop of the drooping
The large middle picture represents such a headdress aj
may be worn with the intimate tea gown. The motif is Egyp
tian. The headdress is made of silk in close, cap-like fashion
A band of pearls crosses the forehead, ending on either side In
a trio of tassels. Above this la worn an Egypllan llko tlaro
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