Time for a Fashion Plate!

Here is a mystery: is the woman depicted in these fashion plates the same model? I have been trying to determine if models were used by the artists who created fashion plate engravings or if they drew them from imagination. Both date from 1820. Both appeared in Ackermann’s Repository of Arts.

Here is the face: Whoever she was, she was certainly lovely.

Time for a Fashion Plate!

It has been awhile … don’t you think that it is TIME FOR A FASHION PLATE? Brrrrrrrr… it is getting chilly outside again. I have been reading that many points north will have a loooonnnnngggg winter. These ladies are bundled up and ready to go!

From Godey's Ladies Book
From Godey's Lady's Book