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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 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 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

Jeanne Paquin - Manteau Opéra - été - 1912

Jeanne Paquin - Manteau Opéra - été - 1912

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

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.

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

Mme. Jeanne Paquin, Ivory Silk Evening Dress, French, 1905-1907. (Front View)

Mme. Jeanne Paquin, Ivory Silk Evening Dress, French, 1905-1907. (Front View)

Evening dress House of Paquin   Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin  spring/summer 1912 silk, cotton

Evening dress House of Paquin Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin spring/summer 1912 silk, cotton

Jeanne Paquin, Winter 1911

Jeanne Paquin, Winter 1911

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!!!

1920s Jeanne Paquin dress / via 1stdibs.com

1920s Jeanne Paquin dress / via 1stdibs.com

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.

Jeanne Paquin (1869–1936) was a leading French fashion designer, known for her resolutely modern and innovative designs.  She was also the first woman designer to open her own fashion house in Paris

Jeanne Paquin (1869–1936) was a leading French fashion designer, known for her resolutely modern and innovative designs. She was also the first woman designer to open her own fashion house in Paris

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