fashion plate

noun

Definition of fashion plate 

1 : an illustration of a clothing style

2 : a person who dresses in the latest fashions

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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 The hue was unexpected, even for a fashion plate like Middleton, and an ideal marker for the arrival of spring. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s Due Date Is Just Over a Month Away—And She’s Still Experimenting With New Looks," 21 Mar. 2018 The original idea may have come from former Cav (and OG fashion plate) Dwyane Wade, but even after his departure, the suits have served as a distinctive calling card. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Are the Cleveland Cavaliers the Best Dressed Team in the NBA?," 5 June 2018 In January, he was photographed sitting next to the Spanish soccer player and fashion plate Hector Bellerin at London Fashion Week. Dan Adler, Vanities, "Slick Rick in the Hall of Fame," 24 May 2018 However, Givenchy’s style was to undergo a sea change when in 1953 he was finally introduced to his idol Balenciaga by the fashion plate socialite Patricia Lopez-Willshaw at the house of Conde Nast’s urbane president Iva S. V. Patcevitch. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Vogue’s Hamish Bowles Remembers the French Couturier Hubert de Givenchy," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fashion plate

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fashion plate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fashion plate

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

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