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Fancy dress costume Paul Poiret (French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris) Date: 1911 Culture: French Medium: metal, silk, cotton The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Front

Fancy dress costume Paul Poiret (French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris) Date: 1911 Culture: French Medium: metal, silk, cotton The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Front

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

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

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, circa 1919, mantle. Click for video

Paul Poiret, circa 1919, mantle. Click for video

Paul Poiret. Opera Coat. circa 1924. Stunning cocoon evening coat of black georgette, hand beaded overall in lines of black beads switching to gray translucent beads with a geometric ragged edge formed at the color change.

A Fine & Rare Beaded Evening Coat by Paul Poiret 1924

Paul Poiret. Opera Coat. circa 1924. Stunning cocoon evening coat of black georgette, hand beaded overall in lines of black beads switching to gray translucent beads with a geometric ragged edge formed at the color change.

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

Mantle

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

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

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

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, Evening Dress Designed for Liberty & Co, 1933.

Evening dress

Paul Poiret, Evening Dress Designed for Liberty & Co, 1933.

Poiret's "La Perse" coat, 1911. Textile design by Raoul Dufy. Considwe the fabric, uae folkware pattern.

Poiret's "La Perse" coat, 1911. Textile design by Raoul Dufy. Considwe the fabric, uae folkware pattern.

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.

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 gown (hobble skirt), made for Ellen von Hallwyl at Au Royal Quartier in Paris, probably in 1915, in the style of Paul Poiret. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

Evening gown (hobble skirt), made for Ellen von Hallwyl at Au Royal Quartier in Paris, probably in 1915, in the style of Paul Poiret. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

Paul Poiret, Evening Coat, 1912-1914, Palais Galliera, Paris

Paul Poiret, Evening Coat, 1912-1914, Palais Galliera, Paris

Black and purple evening gown, Paul Poiret, 1912-14

Black and purple evening gown, Paul Poiret, 1912-14