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Fashion plate

Unknown1850/1855

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Hand-coloured engraving showing women's fashions. Two ball gowns in an interior, probably an opera house lobby or ballroom. On the left, a rich yellow dress overlaid with lace and a hooded evening mantle lined with purple quilted silk, on the right a white ballgown with flounced skirt trimmed with rosebuds and ruching.

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  • Title: Fashion plate
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1850/1855
  • Location: France
  • Provenance: Given by the House of Worth
  • Medium: hand-coloured engraving

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