fashion plate

What is fashion plate?

fashion plate meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

An illustration printed in a periodical to advertise a current fashion design (or designs). Fashion plates first appeared in the late 18th century and were very popular from the 1830s onward, particularly in women’s magazines. Click here to see a hand-colored engraving from Godey’s Lady’s Book, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. To see other examples, try a keywords search on the term in Google Images. Compare with fashion print.


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