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Fashion Design

early 1944 (made)
Place Of Origin

Fashion design for a woman's outfit. Black skirt suit with draped turban and caped shoulders.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pencil and watercolour
Brief Description
Antonio del Castillo for Paquin. Black skirt suit with caped jacket and draped turban. Original fashion design. Paris, Spring-Summer 1944.
Physical Description
Fashion design for a woman's outfit. Black skirt suit with draped turban and caped shoulders.
  • Height: 28.5cm
  • Width: 15.5cm
Average dimensions for group of 1945-46 designs E.22467 to 22476-1957.
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.

The date and season of this design (Spring-Summer 1944) was verified by Dominique Sirop on 31 August 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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