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Fabiola

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    late 1903

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour and pen and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.740-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E

This outfit, titled Fabiola,was designed for the winter collection of 1903. It is an example of the so-called 'S-Bend' silhouette present in fashion design up until about 1908. Although flat-fronted corsets did help create the silhouette by pushing the bottom back and the bosom forward, the effect was further exaggerated with puffed and draped bodice fronts and skirts with flat fronts and sweeping back fullness.

Physical description

'Fabiola.' Deep navy bue day dress with pale green and cream lace accents, cream feathered hat.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

late 1903

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

watercolour and pen and ink

Descriptive line

'Fabiola.' Deep navy bue day dress with pale green and cream lace accents, cream feathered hat.
Winter 1903

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour

Categories

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

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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