1. A Lucile model in a fur coat and high-waisted dress, circa 1912.

    A Lucile model in a fur coat and high-waisted dress, circa 1912.

  2. Amazingly, Lucile’s most important contributions to the world of fashion were probably not her designs.
Lucile is credited with hiring and training the world’s first profession fashion models and using them to stage the very first catwalk-style runway shows!
This photograph was taken of one of Lucile’s models (which she called mannequins) in 1912.

    Amazingly, Lucile’s most important contributions to the world of fashion were probably not her designs.

    Lucile is credited with hiring and training the world’s first profession fashion models and using them to stage the very first catwalk-style runway shows!

    This photograph was taken of one of Lucile’s models (which she called mannequins) in 1912.

  3. Model Tee Matthews sports a Jantzen bathing suit in a 1943 photo for Life magazine.

    Model Tee Matthews sports a Jantzen bathing suit in a 1943 photo for Life magazine.

  4. A woman models a very chic white jumpsuit with a wide belt at the Palm Springs Country Club, 1939.

    A woman models a very chic white jumpsuit with a wide belt at the Palm Springs Country Club, 1939.