She's a Fashion Plate, an interview with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne


Illustration by George Barbier for Gazette du Bon Ton, June 1914. Courtesy of FIT Library Special Collections and College Archive, New York, NY

In this week's episode, we speak with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne of Librarie Diktats about the history of fashion plates, prints which served as the primary source of fashion imagery before photography.

Additional Reading

  • Calahan, April. Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.
  • Calahan, April, and Cassidy Zachary. Fashion and the Art of Pochoir. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.
  • Gaudriault, Raymond. La Gravure de Mode Féminine en France. Paris: Éditions de l’amateur, 1983.
  • Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Coulored Fashion Plates, 1770-1899. London: Batsford, 1955.
  • Moore, Doris Langley. Fashion Through Fashion Plates, 1771 – 1970. London: Ward Lock, 1971.