I study historic costuming and in class the other day we were having a discussion on our favorite designers. When it came to my turn I confessed that I couldn’t pick between Worth, Lucille, Callot Soeurs, Paquin, Lanvin, and Doucet, it’s just too difficult! I received so many blank stares in return.
That aside Doucet will always have a place in my heart. This dress dates from c. 1905-07 (from the Met) and is typical of the Belle Époque style.