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Date: 1/16/12 3:05 AM

I'm taking a city and guilds (British qualification) in dress making at the moment. As part of the coursework I have to research 6 designers and relate them to a blouse pattern and pants pattern I am making.

Before I started this I confess I knew very little about the fashion world, apart from having heard of a few names, but nothing more.

I chose (because I liked her dresses) the House of Paquin as one of my designers. I've been really impressed as I've read through resources bow big a part of the fashion she was, back in her day (beginning of the 1900's.

I thought maybe it would be nice to share what I've found (seems a shame for just the examiner to benefit!). I've added the 3 page document to my blog here if you would like to read more.

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Date: 1/16/12 5:10 AM

Oh, I love looking and learning about past fashion. Thank you for posting and good luck with your studies.

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Date: 2/2/12 3:14 AM

just to give you an all date on my research journey.....a friend and I went to the V&A (Victoria and Albert) museum yesterday to visit their print room. They have fashion prints going back about a hundred years from the various fashion houses. We didn't have a huge amount of time, but oh my, can I ever recommend going there for anyone with an interest in fashion.

I asked to see some pictures from the house of Paquin, and chose some at random. They were gorgeous!! my friend and I took photos of most of them and the time went by so quickly. The colours have remained very vivid. This is a real joy, as the pictures I was seeing were from dresses from the 1920's, so any photos would have been in black and white.

The internet does not do the original designs justice.

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Date: 2/24/12 4:37 AM

Oh, I love Paquin! Not quite as much as Callot Soeurs or Lanvin, but almost!

This post might get a bit more interest in the vintage sewing board, since we are all crazy history geeks over there.

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