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Fashion design

Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    early 1946 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Massignac, Colette (designer)
    Paquin Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 18

Physical description

Fashion design for a woman's dress

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)


early 1946 (made)


Massignac, Colette (designer)
Paquin Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

ink and watercolour


Height: 27 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

In 1945, Antonio del Castillo, who had worked at Paquin through the Second World War, left to work for the American entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden, and was replaced by Colette Massignac, who was artistic director at Paquin until 1949. Lou Claverie succeeded her, and in 1953, he was replaced by the American designer Alan Graham, who designed the last few collections for Paquin before its closure on 1 July 1956.

The date of this design (Spring-Summer 1946) was verified by Dominique Sirop on 31 July 2013.

Descriptive line

Colette Massignac for Paquin. Pink day dress with blue and brown floral print. Original fashion design. Paris, Spring-Summer 1946


Ink; Watercolour




Designs; Fashion; Women's clothes; Day wear


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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