Mme Jeanne Paquin was the first woman designer to open her own fashion house in Paris

Paquin day dress, Jeanne Paquin established a successful couture business that enjoyed unparalled influence during the first half of the twentieth century.

Jeanne Paquin - Robe de Bal - Ivoire - Broderies de Perles et Dentelle Rose, Beige et Ivoire - 1895.

The Corseted Beauty · Ball gown, by Jeanne Paquin, 1895 Museum of Decorative Arts, Berlin / Europeana Fashion

Dress  House of Paquin  (French, 1891–1956)  Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: wool.  Credit Line: Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979!!!

Dress House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: Culture: French Medium: wool

Wedding ensemble House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, beads

Wedding Ensemble, 1910 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved. Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Olmsted and Constable MacCracken,

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.

Opera coat by Jeanne Paquin, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Illustration from "Gazette du bon ton: arts, modes & frivolités," Tome I, courtesy of the Smithsonian Libraries.

Evening Cape Jeanne Paquin, 1897 The Museum at FIT

Evening Cape Jeanne Paquin, 1897 The Museum at FIT (OMG that dress!)

Evening Dress Designed By Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869-1936) For The House Of Paquin (French, 1891-1956)   c. 1904 -  The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Evening Dress - 1904 - House of Paquin (French, - Design by Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, - Silk - could be inspiring some of today's haute couture dresses!

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

Evening gown, Jeanne Paquin, Paris, Winter Two pieces, Empire waist. Black silk net over ivory silk satin and black velvet sash and bow. All decorated with white and jet beads

Mme. Jeanne Paquin, Shepherdess-Style Evening Dress, French, 1912. Back View)

Evening dress Design House: House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: spring/summer 1912 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon 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 dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.

at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve).

2-Piece Empire Evening Dress Made Of Black Silk Net Over Ivory Silk Satin With A Black Velvet Sash And Bow, All Beaded With White And Jet Beads, By Mme Jeanne Paquin, House Of Paquin - Paris, France  Winter Of 1911 Augusta Auctions

Empire Evening Dress Made Of Black Silk Net Over Ivory Silk Satin With A Black Velvet Sash And Bow, All Beaded With White And Jet Beads, By Mme Jeanne Paquin, House Of Paquin - Paris, France Winter Of 1911 Augusta Auctions

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