Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Fashion designer Lucile, Lady Duff-Gordon in a cutting-edge evening dress, 1910
The press portrayed Lucile and her husband as heartless aristocrats who bribed the crew in their lifeboat to ignore people freezing in the water after Titanic sank, supposedly because they were afraid that the lifeboat would be swamped. This story is generally considered today to be the result of a couple checks taken in the wrong context. Read more here.