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Fashion Design

1948 (made)
Place Of Origin

Fashion design for a woman's skirt suit, lilac with a subtle bustle flare in the back

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pen and ink and watercolour on tracing paper
Brief Description
Colette Massignac for Paquin. Lilac skirt suit with bustle back. Original fashion design. Paris, 1948.
Physical Description
Fashion design for a woman's skirt suit, lilac with a subtle bustle flare in the back
  • Height: 30.5cm
  • Width: 12.5cm
Average dimensions for group of 1948 designs E.22522 to E.22634-1957
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
In 1945, Antonio del Castillo, who had worked at Paquin through the Second World War, left to work for the American entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden, and was replaced by Colette Massignac, who was artistic director at Paquin until 1949. Lou Claverie succeeded her, and in 1953, he was replaced by the American designer Alan Graham, who designed the last few collections for Paquin before its closure on 1 July 1956.

This design was verified as being from the Autumn-Winter 1948 collection by Dominique Sirop on 31 July 2013.
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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