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Pipo

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    early 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paquin Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.21317-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 1A

Physical description

Twelve fashion designs on a single sheet, including eight swing coats.
1) 'Pipo.' Strapless cocktail dress in lacquer-red and black harlequin check.
2) 'Moussaillon.' Sky blue and white striped strapless dress with peg-topped skirt and white bolero.
3) 'Coquin.' Sea-green backless sweater top and dark sky blue cropped pants.
4) 'Tahiti.' Dark sea-green dress with lavender blue bands.
5) 'Cloisérie.' White coat with huge breast pockets.
6) 'Fugue.' Mustard yellow tucked coat.
7) 'Auto-stop.' Pale buff-yellow driving coat with head scarf and hexagonal patch pockets.
8) 'Festival.' White coat with large bows for sleeves.
9) 'Éscale.' Dark sapphire blue coat.
10) 'Randomée.' Moss green, grey and white plaid coat.
11) 'Côté d'emeraude' Moss-green coat.
12) 'Mediterrannée.' Sapphire blue coat with self fabric strap details.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

early 1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Paquin Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 65 cm, Width: 50 cm

Descriptive line

Lou Claverie for Paquin. Twelve fashion designs on a single sheet, including eight swing coats.
1) 'Pipo.' Strapless cocktail dress in lacquer-red and black harlequin check.
2) 'Moussaillon.' Sky blue and white striped strapless dress with peg-topped skirt and white bolero.
3) 'Coquin.' Sea-green backless sweater top and dark sky blue cropped pants.
4) 'Tahiti.' Dark sea-green dress with lavender blue bands.
5) 'Cloisérie.' White coat with huge breast pockets.
6) 'Fugue.' Mustard yellow tucked coat.
7) 'Auto-stop.' Pale buff-yellow driving coat with head scarf and hexagonal patch pockets.
8) 'Festival.' White coat with large bows for sleeves.
9) 'Éscale.' Dark sapphire blue coat.
10) 'Randomée.' Moss green, grey and white plaid coat.
11) 'Côté d'emeraude' Moss-green coat.
12) 'Mediterrannée.' Sapphire blue coat with self fabric strap details.
One of three sheets showing multiple fashion designs for Spring 1950

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

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Fashion; Designs; Women's clothes; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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