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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    1836 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    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

Front and back views of an evening or dinner dress trimmed with large puffs of fabric and ribbons. Front view in white with a pink floral sprig and ribbons, the puffs in the same fabric, shown standing between an elaborately carved urn of flowers and a large sofa with scrolling armrest. Back view of dress in pale blue with white contrasting puffs. Both women with a very elaborate hairstyle dressed with pearls, flowers, ringlets and loops, the hairstyle by Monsieur Nardin of Paris.

Place of Origin

France (published)


1836 (published)


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

Front and back views of an evening dress by Madame Camille, Paris, and elaborate hairstyle by Monsieur Nardin. Published by Le Bon Ton, France, 1836.

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; Hair and hairstyles; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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