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Paul Poiret avec ses mannequins, son tailleur Christian et Reine, la vendeuse à leur arrivée à Copenhage, 1925

Monsieur Paul Poiret , the French dress designer , with some of his mannequins at Victoria Railway Station , London , England .

Denise, wife of Paul Poiret, in "Sagesse." 1911.

1911 Paul Poiret 'Sagesse' worn by his wife, Denise Poiret, with turban.

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

Poiret dress "Magyar", photo by Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen, L’Art de la Robe by Paul Poiret in Art et Décoration, 1911

191o hobble skirt - Google Search

Paul Poiret is known to have invented the hobble skirt. It became very popular amongst women around Hobble skirt can be described as a very narrow skirt that almost made it impossible for women to walk in.

La Perse Made Of Silk, Metallic Thread And Fur By Paul Poiret - Paris, France   c.1911

Coat, 1911 Paul Poiret Textile design by Raoul Dufy (French, Ivory & navy block printed velvet with brown fur trim & gold metallic mesh-covered silk closures)

Coat, Paul Poiret, 1912, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Coat, Paul Poiret, 1912, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1915 Betty Nansen, the great Danish actress while she was in Hollywood, in her 'golden gown', the last one made by Paul Poiret before he went to the front to fight for France in WW1. The tunic is of cloth of gold stiffened with brocade and is so heavily embroidered with seed pearls and tiny diamonds that it weighs 32 pounds. The rest of the gown is old rose silk also hand embroidered.

1915 Betty Nansen, the great Danish actress in her 'golden gown', the last one made by Paul Poiret before he went to the front for France in and wearing two of her royal decorations.

"Pré Catelan" (image 5) | House of Poiret | French | 1918 | silk, metallic thread | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2005.205

"Pré Catelan" Designer: Paul Poiret (French, Paris Paris) Date: 1918 Culture: French Medium: silk, metallic thread Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in.

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