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fashion plate

n.
1. A person who consistently wears the latest fashions.
2. An illustration of current styles in dress.

fashion plate

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) an illustration of the latest fashion in dress
2. a fashionably dressed person

fash′ion plate`


n.
1. a person who always wears the latest style in dress.
2. an illustration showing the current or new fashion in clothes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fashion plate - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearancefashion plate - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.fashion plate - a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress
plate - a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
References in classic literature ?
In their stiff, crackling dresses of black silk, with jet-bespangled jackets, and little rows of cylindrical grey curls drooping down on either side of their black bonnets, they looked like two old fashion plates which had wandered off into the wrong decade.
I told you they dressed me up, but I didn't tell you that they powdered and squeezed and frizzled, and made me look like a fashion plate.
Margaret's attention was riveted by a fashion plate.
The Age of Glamour: An Art Deco Coloring Book" draws upon the Art Deco collection at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England and showcases the breadth of the era, from abstract designs to intricate patterns and fashion plates.
The design of the book also follows this exhibition model with full-page images of lingerie dressed on mannequins as well as period photographs, fashion plates, and illustrations.
Heather Belnap Jensen's essay considers fashion plates in relation to the maternal body in post-Revolutionary France, arguing that the domestic ideal co-existed with that of the fashionable mother.
The hyper-feminine undertakings of gazing at fashion plates and playing with dolls persuaded women to yearn for feminine items.
They look like fashion plates in their black longsleeve tops with a slight dash of silver, worn over slim short skirts.
As part of the toast to Swatch on its 25th year, 25 esteemed Filipino designers, such as Albert Andrada, JC Buendia, Cesar Gaupo, Lulu Tan Gan, Eric de los Santos, Rosanna Ocampo, Randy Ortiz, and Inno Sotto, created Sabel-inspired gowns and dresses worn by the Philippines' top models, muses, and fashion plates at the launch.
Highly stylized fashion plates in linear vogue, vivid borders and rims of color are the norm and simplicity is not.
Exquisitely illustrated with original archive images, commissioned photographs, fashion plates and informative text, this comprehensive treasury from the Smithsonian Institution covers the most important fashions and trends through the ages.
Each issue featured 10 full-page coloured fashion plates by the leading Art Deco illustrators of the period, including George Barbier, Erte, Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Andre Edouard Marty.