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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    c.1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Toudouze, Anaïs, born 1822 - died 1899 (artist)
    Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 15

Physical description

Four women in two theatre boxes. On the left, day dresses in pale green moire and blue silk, with whitework caps trimmed with ribbons and chemisettes. On the right, two low-cut evening dresses, one with an ermine wrap, and elaborate hairstyles and headdresses.

Place of Origin

France (published)


c.1850 (published)


Toudouze, Anaïs, born 1822 - died 1899 (artist)
Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured engraving

Object history note

This print is part of a very large collection of reference material including fashion plates, engravings, original drawings and illustrations that were collected by the fashion design house of Paquin at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Many bear the stamp of Paquin's archivist at the time. They were acquired by the V&A in 1957 when, following the closure of the combined houses of Paquin and Worth, the Worth/Paquin archives and design books were donated to the Museum.

Descriptive line

Anaïs Toudouze. Four day and evening dresses by Camille. Paris, with hairstyles and caps by Hamelin. Hand-coloured engraving from Le Follet. Paris, c.1850

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


Printing ink; Watercolour


Engraving; Hand-colouring


Fashion; Prints; Fashion plates; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Day wear; Evening wear; Hair and hairstyles; Theatre; Interiors; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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