The hanging grape cluster decorations match the flowing dress lines. During the Art Nouveau period, motifs of organic natural objects were favored and often used as clothing ornaments.
In 1891, Jeanne Paquin (1869–1936), who opened her fashion house in Paris, she quickly opened a branch at London (1896), and served as president of the fashion section for the Paris International Exposition in 1900. Her fashion house had a lingerie section and a large-scale fur section as well.


  • Title: Day Dress
  • Creator: Jeanne Paquin
  • Fashion House: Paquin Paris London
  • Label: Paquin Paris London
  • Manufacturer: Paquin
  • Date Created: c. 1903
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Black silk chiffon and velvet; large collar of net lace decorated with grape motif of black velvet and embroidery.

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