1891-1956 House of Paquin
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"Mme. Paquin is usually credited with a list of honors, including being considered the first major female couturier, the first Parisian couturier to open foreign establishments in London, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and chairing the 1900 Paris Exposition. In 1913, she was the first women dress designer to be awarded the Legion of Honor and was the President of the Chambre Syndicate from 1917 to 1919. For a time, she was known as the queen of Paris Couture. The House of Paquin, located at 3 rue de la Paix, was founded in 1891 by M. and Mme. Insidore Paquin. M. Paquin, a wealthy banker and businessman, provided the initial backing for the couture house, which Mme., Paquin ran single-handedly for a time.
The lace dress on the left in this image is from Paquin.
The one in the middle is John Redfern, and on the right is Callot Soeurs, both c. 1908.
cti.itc.virginia.edu . nkim.museum.no
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