1918 Lily Elsie (left) & Lady Diana Manners in The Great Love, costumes by Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon

These are two legendary beauties of the day, Lily Elsie and Lady Diana Cooper, née Manners, daughter of Violet Lindsay Manners, Duchess of Rutland. Lady Diana became a noted actress and author, but I cannot find photos of her dating from before 1920 other than this one. Her article in thepeerage is here.

From wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-lucy-duff-gordon/ via Pinterest search; enlarged one quarter and removed monocolor tint.

1918 Lily Elsie (left) & Lady Diana Manners in The Great Love, costumes by Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon From wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu:pioneer:ccp-lucy-duff-gordon: via Pinterest search enlarged 1:4 detint trimmed

Neo-Directoire style dominates Lily Elsie’s dress while Lady Diana’s décolleté bodice adheres closely to her body. Diana’s train ends in a point, a Lucile trademark.

Keywords:  1918, Lucy Duff Gordon as designer, Lucy Duff Gordon, Lucile, Lucy Sutherland, Lady Duff Gordon, British

Lily Elsie, wavy coiffure, necklace, blouson over-bodice, vee décolletage, under-bodice, square neckline, quarter length sleeves, bracelets, waist band, draped over-skirt, train, tight skirt, shoes

Lady Diana Manners, Diana Cooper, Viscountess Norwich, Manners family, Cooper family, Viscountess, British, wavy coifure, necklace, under-bodice, elbow length tight sleeves, train, draped over-bodice, square décolletage, natural waistline, tight draped skirt, shoes

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