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Given by the House of Worth
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 14
Hand-coloured fashion engraving showing a white patterned gauze bridal dress and lace veil and a man's outfit. The wedding dress with large imbecile sleeves, shown with an elaborate hairstyle incorporating the veil and flowers, holding a prayer book; the man in a brown frock coat and top hat with striped trousers strapped under the instep and holding a whip.
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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.
Wedding dress and veil and man's outfit. Male and female dress. Hand-coloured fashion plate from Costumes Parisiens. Paris, 1829.
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
Fashion; Prints; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Men's clothes; Marriage; Fashion plates; Hair and hairstyles; Europeana Fashion Project
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection