It’s Good To Be A Duke

by Erin on May 4, 2011

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 Duke University Library blog — well worth checking out, many thanks to Mary (the Doris Duke Collection Archivist) and to Kelly for the link!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan D May 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

very very nice. What year is this?


MB@YarnUiPhoneApp May 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

I think my favorite would be the Sleeves of Mystery with the surprise of the knee-high bow in the back…This would be interesting to walk in. No fast steps in this beauty or rrrrrip!


Tassie May 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

this is not at all related, but did you know that Harmony Art has ginko fabric?


Susan May 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Beautiful dress, interesting woman!


tammy o. May 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

WOW. they’re all gorgeous, but i think my fave is “who me?”.


Eirlys May 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

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! 😉


Stephanie May 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I am curious what kind of fabric the dress was supposed to be made out of. It looks textured.


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