fashion plate


Definition of fashion plate

1 : an illustration of a clothing style
2 : a person who dresses in the latest fashions

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From Figueroa, head east along Alpine Street to Broadway, past grandmas pushing strollers and teenage fashion plates walking the promenade. Jordan Michelman,, "What’s brewing in Chinatown: a microguide to four unique coffee bars," 21 June 2019 Its ballroom scenes are shimmering dioramas of exuberance and expression; its characters reinvent themselves as historical divas, Shakespearian characters, avant-garde fashion plates. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Pose Lets In the Light," 12 June 2019 Leave it to Head to deliver us Shirley MacLaine as a fashion plate. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "An Ode to the Campiest Film You’ve Probably Never Seen," 19 Apr. 2019 As seen on an elegant fashion plate like the Duchess of Sussex, the style comes in a wide range of designs—pointed toe, rounded toe, stiletto heel, block heel—and goes with virtually any winter-ready ensemble. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The 7 Celeb-Approved Winter Boots to Try This Winter," 4 Dec. 2018 The pint-size fashion plate invited us along to her Dior fitting as she was set to attend the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala presented by the iconic French brand. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selah Marley Plays Dress Up with Dior," 15 Nov. 2018 The burning question: Can Kalinsky’s mix of relatable, incredibly posh items turn that Tesla driver into a fashion plate? Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Tech World Gets A Fashionable Upgrade Thanks to Jeffrey’s New Palo Alto Store," 30 Aug. 2018 My friends’ captions, loaded with exclamation points, hailed the budding fashion plate as their queen. Janet Mock, Marie Claire, "Zendaya Isn't Taking Center Stage—She's Making Room," 6 Aug. 2018 Nike has been Federer’s clothing sponsor for his entire pro career and has created memorable looks, especially at Wimbledon, that have cemented his status as a fashion plate. Naila-jean Meyers, New York Times, "Roger Federer Sheds Nike Swoosh for Uniqlo, Then Wins Match," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of fashion plate

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of fashion plate

: a person who dresses in the current fashions : a fashionable person

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