Paul Poiret's Minaret tunic originated from dress inspired by harem pants underneath a flared tunic.  | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fancy dress costume, 1911 Paul Poiret (French, Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cell.

Paul Poiret is a French designer who "freed the bosom, shackled the legs, but gave liberty to the body" with his corset-less designs with narrow hems.

Paul Poiret 1930 - Paul Poiret was a French fashion designer. His contributions to twentieth-century fashion have been likened to Picasso's contributions to twentieth-century art.

Paul Poiret mantle, 1913. 'Based on a deconstructed kimono, it is composed of two rectangles folded on the shoulders and joined on one side with a stylised bow. It illustrates how Poiret was able to combine with rare harmony the bold colours of Fauvism, the vision of Cubism and the exoticism of Eastern garments.' PAUL POIRET


Paul Poiret Mantle, Paris Wool, lined with silk chiffon, hand-sewn. A kind of deconstructed kimono, influenced by cubism and Fauvism made popular by the Ballets Russes. V&A Museum

Paul Poiret coat 1912: staggered stripes, diagonal button band; transition of color from sleeve to body

Coat, ca. 1912 Paul Poiret (French, Natural and blue striped woven linen, blue silk, and faux abalone buttons . I'd wear this in a heartbeat.

The designer Paul Poiret created work that was hugely popular with the stars of the 20s. He revolutionised the female wardrobe and developed a new idea of luxury. Artists of the calibre of Picasso, Le Corbusier and Bakst all made contributions to the work of Monsieur Poiret, whose “court” was in a state of continual ferment in the first decade of the twentieth century.

The eccentric Parisian fashion designer Paul Poiret with his own portrait mask by Keystone-France.

Evening costume by Paul Poiret, 1911-1920, at the Kobe Fashion Museum.

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Poiret. 1922 . Argumentó su batalla contra el corsé porque consideraba que le parecían ridículas las mujeres de busto curvo y trasero prominente, por lo que diseñó un traje sencillo, entallado bajo los pechos y que caía recto hasta los pies.

Evening Dress Paul Poiret, 1926 The Museum at FIT, women's vintage fashion history clothing

Paul Poiret, Silk faille dinner dress, 1922-23  **I like the lines but would prefer a different Color/Pattern

Paul Poiret, Silk faille dinner dress, **I like the lines but would prefer a different Color/Pattern

Paul Poiret Designs, 1910

Paul Poiret Designs, Poiret came from a textile trader family. In 1901 Poiret joined the house of Worth.