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).

Dress, Evening  House of Paquin  (French, 1891–1956)  Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones

Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones

ca. 1895. More pink.  The pattern on the skirt is not that pretty but the bodice is awesome!

ca. 1895. More pink. The pattern on the skirt is not that pretty but the bodice is awesome!

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

europeanafashion: Evening dress by Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer... (Fripperies and Fobs)

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

Dress, Evening  House of Paquin  (French, 1891–1956)  Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones

Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones

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.

ball gown c. 1895 | designer Jeanne Paquin | 2003,KR 424 a-c | Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

ball gown c. 1895 | designer Jeanne Paquin | 2003,KR 424 a-c | Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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