fashion plate


noun

a person who consistently wears the latest style in dress.
an illustration showing the prevailing or new fashion in clothes.

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Origin of fashion plate

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for fashion plate

fashion plate

noun

an illustration of the latest fashion in dress
a fashionably dressed person
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