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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case 96, Shelf D, Box 18


Fashion Design
mid 1953 (made)
Place Of Origin

Fashion design for a woman's outfit

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pen and ink
Brief Description
Alan Graham for Paquin. "Martial". Skirt suit, the jacket facing extending into a shoulder stole. Original fashion design. Paris, Winter 1953-54
Physical Description
Fashion design for a woman's outfit
  • Height: 27cm
  • Width: 21cm
Average size for group of designs E.22747 to 22791-1957, excluding E.22761 and E.22768-1957
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
Alan Graham, who designed the last few collections for Paquin before the house closed on 1 July 1956, succeeded Lou Claverie in 1953. The appointment by Paquin of a young, relatively unknown American designer, rather than someone from Europe, was seen as an unusual choice at the time.

Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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