Colette Massignac for House of Paquin, 1950's. This dress reminds me of a shell, with the colour and the pleats betweent he smooth fabric.

Colette Massignac for House of Paquin, 1950's. This dress reminds me of a shell, with the colour and the pleats betweent he smooth fabric.

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (nee Anstruther)(Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by JJ (James Jebusa) Shannon (1862-1923) of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar silk dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve).

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (nee Anstruther)(Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by JJ (James Jebusa) Shannon (1862-1923) of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar silk dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve).

PAQUIN EVENING GOWN, PARIS, WINTER 1911 2-piece, empire, black silk net over ivory silk satin, black velvet sash & bow, all beaded w/ white & jet beads.

PAQUIN EVENING GOWN, PARIS, WINTER 1911 2-piece, empire, black silk net over ivory silk satin, black velvet sash & bow, all beaded w/ white & jet beads.

Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, 1912. Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist. Photo: Stephan Klonk. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin via Europeana Fashion

Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, 1912. Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist. Photo: Stephan Klonk. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin via Europeana Fashion

Opera coat by Jeanne Paquin, 1912, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Illustration from "Gazette du bon ton: arts, modes & frivolités," 1912-1913, Tome I, courtesy of the Smithsonian Libraries.

Opera coat by Jeanne Paquin, 1912, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Illustration from "Gazette du bon ton: arts, modes & frivolités," 1912-1913, Tome I, courtesy of the Smithsonian Libraries.

Wedding ensemble House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, beads

Wedding ensemble House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, beads

Model in Paquin Dress - 1930 - Creation: 'Garden Party', Paris - by Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869-1936) - @~ Watsonette

Model in Paquin Dress - 1930 - Creation: 'Garden Party', Paris - by Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869-1936) - @~ Watsonette

Walking suit Design House: (a–c) House of Paquin  Designer: (a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin  (d) Thurn Date: spring/summer 1910 Culture: French Medium: wool, metal, silk Accession Number: 2009.300.474a–d

Walking suit Design House: (a–c) House of Paquin Designer: (a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin (d) Thurn Date: spring/summer 1910 Culture: French Medium: wool, metal, silk Accession Number: 2009.300.474a–d

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