1. An elegant and romantic Paquin wedding gown, 1911.

    An elegant and romantic Paquin wedding gown, 1911.

  2. An afternoon suit in various shades of light purple shows Paquin’s masterful use of color. Between 1906 and 1908.

    An afternoon suit in various shades of light purple shows Paquin’s masterful use of color. Between 1906 and 1908.

  3. A 1906-1908 Paquin afternoon dress in a marvelous shade of blue.

    A 1906-1908 Paquin afternoon dress in a marvelous shade of blue.

  4. An exquisitely simple Paquin evening gown, 1905-1907.

    An exquisitely simple Paquin evening gown, 1905-1907.

  5. Next up is a lovely velvet evening gown that Paquin made between 1900 and 1905.

    Next up is a lovely velvet evening gown that Paquin made between 1900 and 1905.

  6. Today’s subject is Jeanne Paquin, an extremely influential turn of  the century designer, who in 1891 became the first woman to  independently open a Parisian fashion house.
During her time as  the head of the House of Paquin (1891-1920), Jeanne enjoyed a reputation  equal to that of Worth and Doucet. Paquin became known for her use of  pastels as well as her knowledge of publicity. She would often send  models wearing her newest designs to the opera or the races just to  increase brand awareness and word of mouth.
Shown above is a  delightful Paquin ball gown dating to 1895.

    Today’s subject is Jeanne Paquin, an extremely influential turn of the century designer, who in 1891 became the first woman to independently open a Parisian fashion house.

    During her time as the head of the House of Paquin (1891-1920), Jeanne enjoyed a reputation equal to that of Worth and Doucet. Paquin became known for her use of pastels as well as her knowledge of publicity. She would often send models wearing her newest designs to the opera or the races just to increase brand awareness and word of mouth.

    Shown above is a delightful Paquin ball gown dating to 1895.

  7. Simple and dramatic Lalique turn of the century horn and bone hair comb.

    Simple and dramatic Lalique turn of the century horn and bone hair comb.

  8. An Art Nouveau glass and enamel Lalique bracelet entitled ‘Speedwell’, circa 1900.

    An Art Nouveau glass and enamel Lalique bracelet entitled ‘Speedwell’, circa 1900.

  9. A turn of the century Lalique enamel and glass dog collar (choker) plaque entitled ‘Narcisse’. The openwork on this is absolutely gorgeous.

    A turn of the century Lalique enamel and glass dog collar (choker) plaque entitled ‘Narcisse’. The openwork on this is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. An 1898-1900 enamel swan pendant by Lalique.

    An 1898-1900 enamel swan pendant by Lalique.