London, South Kensington
4 December 2007
A SHOULDER MANTLE OF DEEP GREEN PLUSH VELVET, LABELLED DOUCET, CIRCA 1900
trimmed at neck and hem with opalescent beadwork fringing, lined in dark green satin, labelled Mme Doucet, 21 rue de la Paix 21, Paris
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The couture house of Jacques Doucet developed from his mother's exclusive lace business on the rue de la Paix in Paris. This label bears his mother's name but foreshadows the Belle Epoque luxury of her son's later creations.
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