Morin-Blossier – Couturiers to the Courts of Europe

Largely remembered today for their work supplying gowns to European royalty, Morin-Blossier is another 19th century design house founded by women – in this instance two French sisters, Victoire and Marie. They worked as forewomen in Paris before taking the bold step of relocating to Vienna circa 1873, where it was hoped they would face […]

Lucile Ltd Belt on loan to Guelph

Some years back, I was lucky enough to acquire a belt by Lucile Ltd. I was thrilled not only because of her role in fashion history, but because it also tied into my interests in the Titanic. Indeed, the address on the label is for her premises at 37 & 39 West 57th Street New […]