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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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Fashion plates were conceptualizations of women conceived for female lookers, connected ocular delight to palpable joy, instructed Victorian women to accept the emergence of middle-class muliebrity, pledged to articulate a better, more winsome ego via identifications with strong, idealized representations, and encouraged women to be endowed with the feminine appeals depicted within them.
It was really brilliant." In addition to the fashion plates, the wall design featured images of women at work in various manufacturing jobs, an embroidered sampler alphabet, and images of sewing machine and corset ads.
In her description of a typical 1912 Lepape hand-colored (via the expensive pochoir stencil process) Gazette fashion plate depicting a woman wearing a Poiret ensemble possibly inspired by Leon Baskt's Ballets Russes costumes, Davis's vivid descriptive power nearly compensates for readers themselves not seeing the "mustard, emerald, and fuchsia tones ...
Perhaps the wild boys were finally poised to go back to basics and show the Killers et al how real synth-rock fashion plates behave?
She finds that dorks and dweebs can be three-dimensional and more interesting than the fashion plates she normally associates with.
Given her claim that relationships between women were more explicitly sexualized in nineteenth-century France, her sexual readings of fashion plates created by French women don't necessarily offer insight into Englishwomen, even if they were reprinted in English magazines.
Fashion plates looking for high-end shopping while on vacation will look no further than East Hampton.
Women everywhere suddenly became what grandmothers might call 'fashion plates' only emulating a lady in a retro pussy-bow blouse somehow got forgotten when it came to fighting for the last Stella McCartney design on the rail.
But the figures of both men and women moved through these great events like fashion plates - and they had a certain quirkiness to them as though decked out in their wigs, tall hats, high heeled shoes and laces, for some strange tribal ritual.
In addition to Empire, its archival pattern, Gien offered a Christmas collection, Joyeux Noel and extensions to its Joli Paris line of "fashion plates."
As activity picks up on Wisteria Lane for season two, costume designer Cate Adair of "Desperate Housewives" will once again step into the shoes of Patricia Field of "Sex and the City," dressing Sunday night's latest lab-four fashion plates. But don't expect Adair to don any Manolos herself.
A juxtaposition of past and present, and the enduring appeal of Romantic themes in fashion: the Gallery's historic fashion plates form the starting point of this display.
Whether you design shoes or uniforms, read Careers for Fashion Plates and Trendsetters by Lucia Mauro (McGraw-Hill; $12.95).
Original etchings, anatomical illustrations, poetry vignettes, fashion plates, and architectural views attest to the crucial role played by the dissemination of French thought during a period of increasing literacy when Paris held sway as the cultural capital of Europe.
The exhibition will be complemented by a series of fashion plates that belonged to Josephine Bowes, co-founder of the museum.