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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    1837 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)
    Thomas (Madame) (milliner)

  • 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

Fashion plate showing two women in day dresses and bonnets. On the left, a grey dress and dull pink bonnet with a veil and flowers. On the right, a pale green and white striped dress with fichu collar and a feather-trimmed bonnet. At their feet, a dog, probably a spaniel, begs.

Place of Origin

France (published)


1837 (published)


Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)
Thomas (Madame) (milliner)

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

Two day dresses by Mme Camille and bonnets by Mme Thomas. Published by Le Bon Ton, France, 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; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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