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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    c.1837 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)
    Beauvais, Maurice (milliner)
    Chevreuil (Monsieur) (tailor)

  • 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

Male and female dress in an outdoor setting. A man with a cutaway tailcoat over white striped trousers and pale buff waistcoat, with beard and carefully dressed hair, and a seated woman in a green and purple checked buff dress with black lace fichu, pink shawl and bonnet trimmed with a "bouquet a la comtesse"

Place of Origin

France (published)


c.1837 (published)


Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)
Beauvais, Maurice (milliner)
Chevreuil (Monsieur) (tailor)

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

Man's outfit by Chevreuil, haircut by Alexis Morin; and woman's day dress by Madame Camille with a bonnet by Maurice Beauvais. Published in La Gazette des Salons, Paris, c.1837

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; Hats & headwear; Men's clothes; Women's clothes; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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