Lady Duff Gordon gets hometown Guelph exhibit

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Lady Duff Gordon gets hometown Guelph exhibit

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Thu May 05, 2016 7:51 am

Before Coco Chanel, the fashion world looked to Lady Lucile Duff Gordon for inspiration. The designer, active in the early 1900s, was known for her revolutionary wide-brimmed hats, her couture dresses and for surviving the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

But what most people don't realize is she grew up in Guelph, Ont.

Now the fashionista is the focus of a new exhibit taking over the Guelph Civic Museum.

"Growing up in Guelph you had to know how to sew," said exhibit curator Hugh Brewster. "She parlayed that into one of the largest fashion empires in the world, making herself the foremost couturier of the time."

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