Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames

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Postcard of Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames.
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Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames

This hand-coloured fashion plate is from a scrap album containing a selection of 19th century fashion plates. The plate is from Le Petit Courrier des Dames, a weekly fashion magazine published in Paris. Dated 30 September, 1835, it illustrates men's outdoor wear.

The plate's title is, 'Costumes d'Automne' - outfits for autumn. The men's coats are fitted at the waist and have high collars. Their modern style trousers had become popular after about 1815.

Many of the plates issued by Le Petit Courrier des Dames were for male fashion. In the 19th century, young men who followed fashion and indulged themselves in more outrageous clothes were known as 'dandies' or 'swells'.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-868-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.RHI 154.22
Date: 1835
Material: Paper. Inscription: Costumes d'Automne
Dimensions: 14.80" x 10.00"
What: Document / plate, fashion
Subject: Fashion plates
Who: Petit Courrier des Dames
Description: Fashion plate showing 'costumes d'automne', two men in outdoor wear, from Petit Courrier des Dames, 30 September 1835
  • Tarrant, Naomi. The Development of Costume. London & New York. NMS & Routledge, 1994, p 100. 
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