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Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    1948 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Massignac, Colette (designer)
    Paquin Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink and watercolour on tracing paper

  • 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 dress

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)


1948 (made)


Massignac, Colette (designer)
Paquin Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink and watercolour on tracing paper


Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 12.5 cm

Object history note

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 Spring-Summer 1948 collection by Dominique Sirop on 31 July 2013.

Descriptive line

Colette Massignac for Paquin. White afternoon dress with blue applied stripes. Original fashion design. Paris, 1948.

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; Watercolour; Tracing paper




Designs; Fashion; Women's clothes; Day wear


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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