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Fashion design

Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    mid 1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Claverie, Lou (designer)
    Paquin Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink

  • 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 day coat

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)


mid 1952 (made)


Claverie, Lou (designer)
Paquin Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink


Height: 32 cm, Width: 24.5 cm

Object history note

Lou Claverie was a Spanish Basque designer who succeeded Colette Massignac at Paquin in 1949. He designed for Paquin until 1953, when he was replaced by the American designer Alan Graham, who designed the last few collections for Paquin before the house closed on 1 July 1956.

Descriptive line

Lou Claverie for Paquin. Swing coat. Original fashion design. Paris, Winter 1952-53

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


Pen and ink




Designs; Fashion; Women's clothes; Day wear; Hats & headwear


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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