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  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    mid 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ink and watercolour

  • 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 outfit

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)


mid 1950 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

ink and watercolour


Height: 32 cm, Width: 25 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. "Rapide". Dark purple jacket trimmed with black astrakhan. Original fashion design. Paris, Autumn-Winter 1950-51.

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


Ink; Watercolour




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


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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