U.K. Lily Elsie, 1900s. She was known for her charm and rare beauty. It made her one of the most photographed women in the Edwardian Era... absolutely beautiful from every angle. Her big break through was the the operetta ‘The Merry Widow’ by Franz Lehár. Elsie wore designs by Lady Duff Gordon, a leading fashion designer at the time, making her a true Edwardian style icon.