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

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

Jeanne Paquin

Jeanne Paquin

Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, 1912. Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist. Photo: Stephan Klonk. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin via Europeana Fashion

Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, 1912. Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist. Photo: Stephan Klonk. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin via Europeana Fashion

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, 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.

Dress, Evening  House of Paquin  (French, 1891–1956)  Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sarah G. Gardiner, 1941

Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sarah G. Gardiner, 1941

Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936), fashion design, Paris, 1906. Museum no. E.1371-1957. This evening dress design, entitled 'Matilda', was for the winter collection of 1906. The V&A

Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936), fashion design, Paris, 1906. Museum no. E.1371-1957. This evening dress design, entitled 'Matilda', was for the winter collection of 1906. The V&A

Jeanne Paquin, Afternoon Dress, 1909, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Jeanne Paquin, Afternoon Dress, 1909, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Evening dress (back view) House of Paquin  Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin Date: 1904 Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: C.I.39.112.2

Evening dress (back view) House of Paquin Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin Date: 1904 Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: C.I.39.112.2

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

Jeanne Paquin Haute Couture

Jeanne Paquin Haute Couture

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