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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    24 April 1852 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rossin (engraver)
    Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)
    Dezboroff (Mademoiselle) (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 14

Physical description

Two women at an open window in day dresses, one grey, one light yellow, with multicoloured stripes and black bands, with a black lace shawl and a green mantle trimmed with black lace, and flower-trimmed bonnets.

Place of Origin

France (published)


24 April 1852 (made)


Rossin (engraver)
Camille (Madame) (fashion designer)
Dezboroff (Mademoiselle) (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

Rossin. Two day dresses by Mme Camille, bonnets by Mme Dezboroff, and lace shawls. Petit Courrier des Dames, 24 April 1852.

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; Hair and hairstyles; Hats & headwear; Europeana Fashion Project


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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