Fancy dress costume, 1911 Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading; L. (a) 50 1/4 in. (127.6 cm)

Fancy dress costume, 1911 Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading; L. (a) 50 1/4 in. (127.6 cm)

Paul Poiret, Kimono Inspired Robe, ca. 1913

Paul Poiret, Kimono Inspired Robe, ca. 1913

1900-1909 Evening dress by Paul Poiret, 1911-20. One of his more oriental pieces.

1900-1909 Evening dress by Paul Poiret, 1911-20. One of his more oriental pieces.

Paul Poiret , Afternoon Dress and Hat, 1923   (Dress) Silk crepe de chine and velvet with silk and metallic thread embroidery; (hat) silk with leather appliqué and metallic thread embroidery

Paul Poiret , Afternoon Dress and Hat, 1923 (Dress) Silk crepe de chine and velvet with silk and metallic thread embroidery; (hat) silk with leather appliqué and metallic thread embroidery

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

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

Paul Poiret: Fancy dress costume (1983.8a,b) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Poiret: Fancy dress costume (1983.8a,b) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Coat - the fashion of Paul Poiret (circa 1911) echoed the Japanese kimono

Coat - the fashion of Paul Poiret (circa 1911) echoed the Japanese kimono

~Paul Poiret, 1913~

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~Paul Poiret, 1913~

Cape by Paul Poiret, 1926.

Cape by Paul Poiret, 1926. (THEY ROARED VINTAGE)

Cape by Paul Poiret, 1926.

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