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!

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