Evening gown, Jeanne Paquin, Paris, Winter 1911. Two pieces, Empire waist. Black silk net over ivory silk satin and black velvet sash and bow. All decorated with white and jet beads, Augusta Auctions
ESTILISTAS DA BELLE ÉPOQUE - Rouff e Jeanne Paquin
'Garden Party Dress’, Paris - by Jeanne Paquin c.1930.
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.
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).
A Jeanne Paquin Cream and Black Corded Silk Skirt Suit
A Jeanne Paquin Blue Velvet Dress
Evening dress | Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Hattie Carnegie, Inc. ca. 1938
Evening ensemble, by Jeanne Paquin in collaboration with Léon Bakst, summer 1912, Hôtel Drouot. Bakst, a Russian painter, helped engineer the success of the Ballets Russes, for which he produced numerous costumes and sets. In 1912, he was commissioned by Jeanne Paquin to develop some of his Daphnis and Chloë costume designs into a series of "fantasies of modern dress" fashion designs.
Mme Jeanne Paquin was the first woman designer to open her own fashion house in Paris