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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fashion plate

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fash·ion n.
 1. The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.; workmanship; execution.
    The fashion of his countenance was altered.   --Luke ix. 29.
    I do not like the fashion of your garments.   --Shak.
 2. The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion.
    The innocent diversions in fashion.   --Locke.
    As now existing, fashion is a form of social regulation analogous to constitutional government as a form of political regulation.   --H. Spencer.
 3. Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion.
 4. Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way. “After his sour fashion.”
 After a fashion, to a certain extent; of a sort; sort of.
 Fashion piece Naut., one of the timbers which terminate the transom, and define the shape of the stern.
 Fashion plate, a pictorial design showing the prevailing style or a new style of dress.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 fashion plate
      n 1: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
           [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau,
            swell, clotheshorse]
      2: a plate illustrating the latest fashion in dress