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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 (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

Jeanne Paquin - Manteau Opéra - été - 1912

Jeanne Paquin - Manteau Opéra - été - 1912

Chimère evening gown; Jeanne Paquin, 1925.

Evening dress

Chimère evening gown; Jeanne Paquin, 1925.

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

europeanafashion: Evening dress by Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer... (Fripperies and Fobs)

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 (image 1) | Jeanne Paquin | France | 1910 | silk, fur, cotton | National Gallery of Australia | Accession #: NGA 89.1361

Opera Coat (image 1) | Jeanne Paquin | France | 1910 | silk, fur, cotton | National Gallery of Australia | Accession #: NGA 89.1361

Evening Dress Made Of Silk And Metal, By Jeanne Paquin - French   c.1913-1914  -  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress Made Of Silk And Metal, By Jeanne Paquin - French c.1913-1914 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

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!!!

Afternoon Dress Made Of Black Point d' Esprit, Silk Taffeta, Grosgrain Ribbon, Lace - Designed By Jeanne Paquin - France    c. 1902 The Museum at FIT

Afternoon Dress Made Of Black Point d' Esprit, Silk Taffeta, Grosgrain Ribbon, Lace - Designed By Jeanne Paquin - France c. 1902 The Museum at FIT

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.

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

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

Cape Jeanne Paquin,    c.1897 The Museum at FIT

Cape Jeanne Paquin, c.1897 The Museum at FIT

Jeanne Paquin Haute Couture

Jeanne Paquin Haute Couture

Walking suit Design House: (a–c) House of Paquin  Designer: (a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin  (d) Thurn Date: spring/summer 1910 Culture: French Medium: wool, metal, silk Accession Number: 2009.300.474a–d

Walking suit Design House: (a–c) House of Paquin Designer: (a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin (d) Thurn Date: spring/summer 1910 Culture: French Medium: wool, metal, silk Accession Number: 2009.300.474a–d