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fashion plate

1. An illustration advertising the newest or most current trends in style and fashion. She had a keener eye for designing attractive fashion plates than for fashion itself.
2. By extension, a person who wears the most stylish and fashionable clothing available. In this moneyed area of town, it's not uncommon to see fashion plates parading themselves along the main streets at any given moment.
See also: fashion, plate
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An introductory chapter traces the link between fashion and music (both necessary for "elegant living") to French publications of the seventeenth century, when "fashion plates" first appeared.
In high school the all-American cheerleader, fashion plate, homecoming queen, blonde bombshell, and Olympic-class figure skater, she grows into a jazz singer, all-'round Negrophile, and devoted connoisseur of the black male body.
Steward's virtuoso catalogue of closely observed textures portrays the fairy monarch as a miniature fashion plate. It seems that the poems by Steward and Herrick were popular, for versions of them survive in a significant number of manuscripts, and Steward's poem was republished in later miscellanies (Farmer, 68-70; Delattre, 21 9).
With all the fascinating merchandise in the marketplace and the sparkle of accessories providing opulent touches, there's no reason for you not to get all dressed up and feel, as well as look, like a regal fashion plate.
Throughout her illustrious life as a vamp, successful playwright, ambassador, congresswoman, fashion plate, and arch conservative, Luce always got the better of any woman she befriended.
Two thousand years from now, when archaeologists dig up our landfills, think of the non-biodegradable playthings they'll discover: Super-soaker water guns, impossibly pectoral action figures, and that fashion plate for the ages, Barbie, her synthetic blondness impervious to the ravages of passing millennia.
"They want a genuine partner in life rather than a mere fashion plate.''
fashion plate to choose an ensemble that proclaims her openness to rural development at any cost.
The neighbors' insults lose their sting When you encourage me to sing, And like a fashion plate I pose While you compliment my clothes.
The American First Lady was ruthlessly compared to her predecessor, fashion plate Michelle Obama, and was pilloried for wearing towering stilettos to visit the victims of Hurricane 'Harvey' in Texas.
The destroyed denim style is not going away any time soon, and although it tends to looks better on 18-year-old models, he's such a fashion plate that he pulls it off.
"I don't think she has become the fashion plate that Diana was" - Novelist Margaret Atwood, who says the Duchess of Cambridge dresses "uneventfully".
Richie -- who rose to fame in the reality show The Simple Life but has since found a niche for herself as a designer, fashion plate and hilarious web video star -- arrives in Dubai on January 29 and will host two public styling sessions, on January 30 and 31.
The Duchess of Cambridge is quite a fashion plate herself now and I love her selection of hats.
"Making limited-edition vehicles is something we look forward to continuing," he says, but the Zegna Quattroporte seemingly will not be the last fashion plate to emerge from Maserati's garage.