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Été 1900

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    mid 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (designer)
    Paquin Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.349-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 96, shelf C, box 6

This is a design for a day dress for the Summer collection of 1900. The model is wearing a sun hat and holding a parasol as was the custom for fashionable ladies at that time. The dress has a high neck, and an elaborate front decoration. This matches the diamond patterns found alongside the bottom part of the dress and the top part of the long tight sleeves.

This design is an example of the dominating popular S-Bend silhouette present in fashion designs up to until about 1908. In order to achieve this shape, the hips were forced backwards by the tightly laced corset worn at the waist - as a counter effect the woman's bosom was pushed forwards creating what some referred to as the "pouter pigeon" effect.

Physical description

Pale brown muslin day dress with blue details, trimmed with lace, embroidery and tucking. One of a group of 20 fashion designs bound in a volume of Paquin designs for Summer 1900. Most in pencil with some ink and watercolour, some with names, details, and fabric swatches attached.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

mid 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (designer)
Paquin Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour drawing

Dimensions

Height: 32.5 cm, Width: 22 cm

Descriptive line

Jeanne Paquin. Été, 1900. Pale brown muslin day dress with blue details, trimmed with lace, embroidery and tucking.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing; Drawing

Categories

Fashion; Designs; Women's clothes; Clothing; Drawings; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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