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Paul Poiret’s Influence on Diana Vreeland and 20th Century Vogue

“Poiret’s most daring designs included pants for women, which till then were only considered acceptable, if at all, for bicycling.  His culotte skirts and harem pantaloons led to riots in the streets, sometimes even resulting in the arrest of their … Continue reading

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Paul Poiret A Fashion Designer You Should Know

“Every age has its own prophet–someone who knows the secret longings of his or her contemporaries and is capable of converting them into public demand.  Paul Poiret, the Parisian fashion designer, was just such a visionary. His modern, corset-free so;jpiettes … Continue reading

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Paul Poiret at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Irudrée” Gown, ca. 1923 Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) Silk, metal; L. at center back 52 in. (132.1 cm) Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2007 (2007.146) Paul Poiret’s technical and commercial innovations were fundamental to the emergence and development … Continue reading

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