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Fashion plate, from La Belle Assembleé

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published in London

Fashion plate, from La Belle Assembleé
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This hand-coloured fashion plate is from a scrap album containing a selection of 19th century fashion plates. The plate is from La Belle Assembleé, a ladies' monthly magazine published in London. Dated 1 June 1818, it illustrates an evening dress.

The text at the foot of the plate includes the words, 'Invented by Mrs Bell 52 St James's St'. Mary Ann Bell, who may have been related to the magazine's founder, John Bell, was a leading London dressmaker.

From around 1814, her stylish creations rivalled those being produced in Paris. Nobles and gentry were invited to come and see her costumes at the beginning of each month.

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