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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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Dress, Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936): 1910, French, silk velvet, silk satin, silk lace.

Afternoon Dress, Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936): 1910, French, silk velvet, silk satin, silk lace.

Jeanne Paquin - Manteau Opéra - été - 1912                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Jeanne Paquin - Manteau Opéra - été - 1912 More

Dress, Evening  House of Paquin  (French, 1891–1956)  Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones

Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones

An Edwardian evening dress from Jeanne Paquin’s spring/summer collection, c.1912, of turquoise, rose and ivory silk with lace detailing.

An Edwardian evening dress from Jeanne Paquin’s spring/summer collection, c.1912, of turquoise, rose and ivory silk with lace detailing.

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

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

Evening gown, by Jeanne Paquin, France, 1912. Silk satin, netting and lace, glass beads and cotton flowers. Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection.

Evening gown, by Jeanne Paquin, France, 1912. Silk satin, netting and lace, glass beads and cotton flowers. Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection.

Chimère evening gown; Jeanne Paquin, 1925.

Chimère evening gown; Jeanne Paquin, 1925.

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

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

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, 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!!!

1930's Jeanne Paquin Gray and Coral Chiffon Evening Gown - @~ Watsonette

1930's Jeanne Paquin Gray and Coral Chiffon Evening Gown - @~ Watsonette