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,.v,',')vv.' ' ' ' ADY DUFF-GORDON, the famous "Ltcile" of London, and foremost creator of fashion in the world, writei each
gy V week the fashion article for thil newspaper, presenting all that it newest and best id styles for well-dressed women.
-ijjHjSKgV ' Lidy Duff-Gordon's Pans establishment bring her into close touch with that centre of fashion.
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Bv Ladv Duff Gordon ("Lucile")
THERE are friendly fashions and formal fashions The
modes for the very formal affairs differ widely in
character from those for the more intimately social
I show you to-day a group of pictures -which illustrate what
I term "friendly fashions." They are for less formal gather
ings of tho more intlmato acquaintances or friends.
The large central picture Is ono of a portion of an after
noon dress and a full view of a hat which I class among the
friendly fashions. The hat la of tulle, -with a large doublo
tuft of bird of paradise feathers.
The upper left-hand figure displays the "Doris." This ctea
lv tion Is a garden party frock of shot taffeta. The quaint
skirt, with its draped panniers and plaited trimming and its
odd fastening of flat silk flowers, Is but;gestlve of our grand
mL mother's days and prim furbelows. The lace bodice, with
wLJ its baby sleeves, belong rather to to-day. The hat has Eome
thing of the dainty primness of grandmamma's day Its
brim is of taffeta. Its lace crown is trimmed wlth'tlny bows.
A long streamer fastens it under tho chin and hangs grace
fully to the knee
The upper right-hand figure Invites your attention to
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another friendly fashion It is a garden party frock, com
bining crepe de chine and georgette crepe. The greater pari
of the Bklrt is of tho crepe de chine, while the blouse plus is
of the more delicate fabric The pockets and the bands on I
the short sleeves are embroidered with pearls. Tho pearl
trimming extends into the sleeve and shoulder. The trim
ming also adorns tho front of the waist. A soft, narrow
girdle gives trimness to the waist, A lace collar and lace
ruffles extending beneath the georgette sleeve enhance the
daintiness of the robe.
Look now at the picture on tho lower left hand and you
ee-e a hat suitable for friendly functions of a Summer after
noon. Leghorn is Its base. A band of patent leather leaves
encircles the crown. Tho brim is finished by a binding of
the patent leather A bunch of lacquered grapes seema to
have pushed its way through a slit In the brim above each
The small central picture reproduces a patent leather
hat of modified Spanish design. Tho under side ol the
broad upturned brim Is embroidered with raffia. A larpo
velvet bow on the lower side completes the decoration.