Fashion Plate, Russia, 1834

Fashion plate from St Petersburg, 1834. Fashion plate from St Petersburg, 1834. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. E.22396:492-1957.

This fashion plate was published in St Petersburg in October 1834 and shows the latest (Parisian?) fashions in ladies wear, including a white ballgown with embroidered floral motifs on the skirt and sleeves.

The hand-coloured engraving was part of the archival collection of fashion material originally built up by the fashion design House of Paquin, which in 1950 had taken over the House of Worth, but had to close its doors in 1956, after which the combined Paquin/Worth archives and design books were donated to the V&A.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 22 October 2016).




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