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Fashion Plate

1829 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
hand-coloured engraving
Brief Description
Wedding dress and veil and man's outfit. Male and female dress. Hand-coloured fashion plate from Costumes Parisiens. Paris, 1829.
Physical Description
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.
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.22396:124-1957

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