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Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Ban, Jules (artist)
    Lucile, born 1863 - died 1935 (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured chalks, ink and other media on toned paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 135

Physical description

Design for a day dress and matching hat. The ankle-length dress, with leg o'mutton sleeves, is mainly made from a soft brown fabric and is cut in the style of a long edge-to-edge coat with a high mandarin collar of golden-yellow patterned silk. The effect is of the coat being caught up at the waist by a golden silk belt, with the body of the coat drawn up and draped over the belt to create a draped effect, with the upper part of the coat worn open, revealing the lining of yellow silk and an under-bodice of the same yellow fabric. It is paired with a matching cloché hat of draped brown and yellow fabric and a very long, slim walking cane.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1922 (made)


de Ban, Jules (artist)
Lucile, born 1863 - died 1935 (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured chalks, ink and other media on toned paper

Marks and inscriptions

'de Ban / 22'
Signed and dated



Height: 41.9 cm average size of sheets in set, Width: 27.3 cm average size of sheets in set

Descriptive line

Jules de Ban for Lucile Ltd., 1922. Design for a woman's day dress and hat.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.


Toned paper; Chalk; Ink


Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Dress; Cane; Woman


Drawings; Fashion; Designs; Women's clothes; Clothing


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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