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Fashion design - Bruxelles

Bruxelles

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.1963-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E

Design for an evening dress with elaborate embroidery round the bottom. Compared to earlier Paquin creations, this design shows a straighter and slimmer silhouette. The new high-waisted and shorter-skirted designs introduced by Paul Poiret were a main cause for this change. During their life time Poiret and Paquin remained fierce competitors. This dress was probably inspired by the vibrant costumes of the fashionable Ballets Russes.

The pencil inscription 'Bruxelles' is found in the top right hand corner of the design, it could refer to the name of the collection for which this dress was designed.

Physical description

'Bruxelles.' Orange evening dress with embroidery.
Probably for a presentation in Brussels as several assorted dresses from this year are titled 'Bruxelles.'
1 of 92 dress designs for Summer 1910 bound in volumes.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1910 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Dimensions

Height: 37.1 cm page approx, Width: 30 cm page approx

Descriptive line

Jeanne Paquin, Summer 1910. 'Bruxelles.' Orange evening dress with embroidery.
Probably for a presentation in Brussels as several assorted dresses from this year are titled 'Bruxelles.'
1 of 92 designs for Été 1910 bound in volumes.

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

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

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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