At Fox & Rose we can’t resist heritage brands that bear the hallmark of Great Britain. So it is with great excitement that we are introducing a truly inspirational designer lingerie label to our site: Lucile Lingerie.
Purveyors of the finest luxury lingerie, hand crafted in England, we love everything about this breathtaking brand. Inspired by Lady Duff Gordon’s revolutionary and stunning lingerie designs of the early 20th Century, Lucile represents femininity, elegance and romance. Combining sumptuous fabrics, rich colours and delicate drapery, each piece is crafted to celebrate and enhance the female form.
Just as Lady Duff Gordon believed in dressing women from the “inside out,” Lucile’s designs are lovingly created with this vision in mind – breathing life back into Lady Duff Gordon’s legacy; Lucile looks to challenge the way women look and feel about themselves, and believe the power of sensuous lingerie is undeniable. An ethos that is extremely close to our hearts at Fox & Rose.
Lady Duff Gordon freed women of restrictive corsets, wired underskirts and dowdy undergarments, introducing them instead to provocative, sheer lingerie. She created scandal and controversy but also world-wide acclaim with boutiques in New York, London, Paris and Chicago. Her beautiful creations were worn by the most glamourous women of the time and were a must-have of the Belle Époque era. She dominated the industry, her Britishness shining through in a French dominated fashion era. She described how ‘it became the last word in chic to be dressed by an English society woman.’
A true hallmark of heritage, her designs are still available to view in the fashion collections at the V&A museum.
Their first collections, The Queen of Spain and Duchess of Warwick are inspired by the royalty Lady Duff Gordon dressed. Two of the most famous Lucile clients, The Duchess of Warwick requested black silk negligees to match the decoration in her boudoir and the Queen of Spain owned some of Lucile’s most beautiful pieces, made from “the most exquisite white satin trimmed with tiny point-venise lace appliques caught here and there with dainty bunches of orange blossoms.”
These garments are quite simple exquisite and will make the perfect luxurious gift or treat for a woman with impecable taste.