2A picture, typically in a magazine, illustrating a new or current fashion in clothes.
- At that time, the first fashion magazines, highlighting creations for royal courtiers, appeared and the fashion plate, or picture dedicated to showing the very latest mode, came into existence.
- Then she turned her attention back to the colorful fashion plates in the magazine.
- It was common for dresses to be made to the client's own patterns; they saw fashion dolls from Paris, and fashion plates in the ladies' magazines, which they copied.
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