It's Good To Be A Duke

Well, it was good to be Doris Duke — at least sartorially — check out this illustration of a Paquin dress that was made for her:

There's a lot more on the — well worth checking out, many thanks to Mary (the Doris Duke Collection Archivist) and to Kelly for the link!


7 thoughts on “It's Good To Be A Duke

  1. Very lovely! Perfect for swooshing down a long staircase.

    I was peering at some of the Paquin archives the other day – at least, the ones mocked up (partially genuine, I’m sure) behind glass in Bath Fashion Museum’s Behind the Scenes exhibition. Beautiful stuff there for the dress-o-phile. It’s on all year, by the way.

    Now, can I bet that I’m the only DAD commenter who was actually born at Duke University? Not within the library, though, obviously. Just let me know where I can claim my prize, Erin! 😉


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