fashion plate


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

Examples of fashion plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actor and fashion plate quickly adopted the trend, wearing Miu Miu’s take to the Venice Film Festival as well as to the premiere of My Policeman. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 Always the fashion plate, the model stepped out in a polished fall look that broke a long-standing color rule. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 Oct. 2023 For starters, the yacht is equipped with transparent fashion plates that allow natural light to fill the sprawling four-deck interior. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Sep. 2023 That’s the kind of self-assuredness that fashion plates tend to have in common. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 5 Sep. 2023 The red and white color combination on her hull gives her a distinct look, as does her glass fashion plate. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2023 The death of English actress, singer-songwriter, and Gallic fashion plate Jane Birkin at the age of 76 has deprived the world of one of its most luminous and unconventional idols. Erik Morse, Vogue, 20 July 2023 The New York fashion plate knows the department store, a relatively new institution in New York that opened in 2019, like the back of her hand. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 21 Dec. 2022 Beware of the consequences of making your daughter a fashion plate. Katherine Manuel, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fashion plate was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Fashion plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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