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Lucy Christiana (née Sutherland), Lady Duff Gordon

(1863-1935), Fashion designer and dressmaker

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Lucy Duff Gordon was a prominent fashion designer and dressmaker and founder of the fashion house 'Lucile'. She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg, accompanied by her husband, Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon (1862-1931), and her secretary, Laura Francatelli. All three were rescued by Lifeboat No.1 which became a focal point of the British Inquiry when it was revealed that it had carried only twelve passengers despite having a capacity for forty. Sir Cosmo and Lucy were called to testify at the inquiry where they faced public accusations of cowardice and bribery. After living in America, Lucy returned to London in 1923.

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