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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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 And if his unruly graying hair, combined with a flamboyant mustache, has earned him a certain amount of teasing — he has been likened to Mark Twain and a 1980s Solid Gold dancer — well, nobody ever said good editors were fashion plates. Mary Schmich,, "10 things you might not know about having a great editor," 6 Apr. 2018 Twenty-two-year-old Timothee Chalet, the internet’s new woke boyfriend, has proven himself to be quite the fashion plate, too. Sam Reed, The Hollywood Reporter, "7 Nominees We're Excited to See Strut the Oscars Red Carpet in Style," 23 Jan. 2018 An army of Fairbanks replicas - courtesy of the Neal Hamil Agency - modeled the fashion plate's most notable get-ups from galas past. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Fresh Arts crowd brings their costume, fundraising A-game to "Crystal Ball" gala," 5 Feb. 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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