‘… If it were simply a matter of clothing oneself,fashion would certainly not exist. But it is above all a matter of attiring oneself, and whoever says attire says ornament, and whoever says ornament says art… So, ladies, be stylish. It is a great civic duty. Though Notre-Dame is a cathedral, it is nonetheless une dame. May your exterior be also the cathedral of your soul …’
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1912.