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Fashion Plate

early 1830s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Two views of a day dress with very large gigot/leg o'mutton sleeves which are pleated and tucked at the shoulder to create a sculptural pagoda roof effect, the standing front view in green with pink ribbons and roses on the bonnet, the seated back view identical but pink, with yellow bonnet ribbons.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hand-coloured engraving
Brief Description
Two views of a day dress and bonnet. Early 1830s. Le Follet Courrier des Salons
Physical Description
Two views of a day dress with very large gigot/leg o'mutton sleeves which are pleated and tucked at the shoulder to create a sculptural pagoda roof effect, the standing front view in green with pink ribbons and roses on the bonnet, the seated back view identical but pink, with yellow bonnet ribbons.
Dimensions
  • Height: 219mm
  • Width: 142mm
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Collection
Accession Number
E.22396:203-1957

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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