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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1916)
he Omaha Sunday Bee Magazine Paqe
Face Stripes and Wood for Bonnets
Described by Lady Duff-Gordon
LADY DUFF-GORDON. Ihe famous "Lucile" of
London, and foremost creator of fashions in the
world, writes each week the fashion article for this
newspaper, presenting all that is newest and best in styles
for well-dressed women.
Lady Duff-Gordon's Paris establishment brings her
into' close touch with that centre of fashion.
Lady Dull-Cordon's American establishments are at
Nos. 37 and 39 West Fifty-seventh street. New York, and
No. 1 400 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
By Lady Duff-Gordon
QUITE perceptibly has woman rebelled against tn reign of
certain fabrics for certain uses. ThW is the age of Intelli
gent revolt In dress.
The overturn of the kingdom of archaic dress was apparent when
we began to adorn silk gowns with bands of cloth, chiffon robes
with folds of broadcloth. "Am I Alice In Wonderland!" I heard a
keen-faced American womarn say while standing before a Fifth
Avenue shop window "Fancy trimming delicate fabrics with heavy!
It's absurd. This is topsy-turvy-land." Such Is the constitution of
the human mind that it is shocked by whatever is new.
Fortunately it is elastic. It possesses the quality of rebound. It
is adaptable, and soon accustoms Itself to what at first perturbed it.
Wherefore within the year the. woman of whom I speak was wear
ing a chiffon gown around the straight, full skirt of which ran folds
When I say that bamboo Is helng utilized for hats and rows of
beads for veils there will arise a chorus of "Really, how absurd!
I will never wear them!" But. inadame, you will if you possess
the artistic sense. And I always add this Bavlng clause: If they
are suitable to your type. If It enhances ypur beauty, by ail means
A vision may come to me of the motif of old tapestry, say a geo
metric design In green or a rose in pink, as a note of emphasis in a
gown. Or I may see it adorning a hat. If I express my Impulse
and I am told. "But tapestry may not be used for a gown or hat," I
will answer, "Pray, why not?" If, then, I hear the silly reason, "Be
cause it has nver been done," I answer, "That Is a reason not
worthy of consideration."
Rows of beads for veils may be artistic with special' costumes.
I can conceive of a fringe of beads above the face being a brilliant
note with an afternoon costume of rich green or blue faille. The
effect Is distinctly Oriental, and the beads for veils should be worn
with a costume having a note of the Oriental, either in color, fab
ric or line. It would be glaringly inartistic with a duck or linen
gown or suit, for example.
The bamboo hat bases its claim to posterity upon utility, al
though it may be bo contrived as to be beautiful. I pity the woman
who wears a heavy hat in these adaptable times. She deserves her
headaches. She deserves to lose part of her hair, as, assnmdly she
will. If she restricts the circulation by wearing a hat that nlnds or
heats her head. I welcome the bamboo hat, provided it is fashioned
Into thing of beauty.
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