fashion plate


Definition of fashion plate

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

Examples of fashion plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But model and all-around fashion plate Lourdes Leon has figured out how to balance out a psychedelic piece. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lourdes Leon Shows the Right Way to Style a Statement Skirt," 11 Oct. 2020 Since that calendar project, Crosby has continued treating JJ as an ever-evolving fashion plate. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Who Is This Mysterious (and Fashionable) Teddy Bear?," 24 Sep. 2020 But being a musical innovator or a fashion plate—someone whose self-expression inspires others—is not quite teaching. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "How Kanye West Became a Political Pawn," 14 Aug. 2020 But her transformation from fashion plate to tough-talking leader in her own right may be a kind of insurance policy for the Kim regime’s survival, given Mr. Kim’s suspected precarious health, some experts say. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "North Korea and Trump: Is it back to square one, only worse?," 26 June 2020 Phoenix may not be a fashion plate along the lines of, say, Timothée Chalamet, but his choice plays into the ongoing debate about the environmental impact of celebrity dressing. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "16 Times Stars Rewore Their Red Carpet Looks," 9 Jan. 2020 In March, Peng Liyuan, the first lady of China and a former diva and fashion plate in her own right, received a private tour of the gallery from Don Prospero and his wife during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Italy. Jason Horowitz, Town & Country, "Inside Palazzo Colonna, Rome's Last Great Sanctuary of Renaissance Splendor," 24 Sep. 2019 The motley crew of fashion plates moseyed over to an open-air tent for a lavish feast prepared by Snooze Eatery, Hilton Americas Houston, Pat Greer's Kitchen, Common Bond Cafe & Bakery, and La Table. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Recipe for Success serves Neiman Marcus fashion, brunch and Tito's Vodka at Hope Farms," 13 Nov. 2019 And speaking of watches, football’s fashion plate has another new one. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Watched: Beckham says NFL has ‘different’ rules for him," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fashion plate

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Nov 2020

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“Fashion plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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