Paul Poiret (Fashion Designers)
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Paul Poiret (Fashion Designers) by Alice Mackrell

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Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd .
Written in English


  • Fashion design

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9319214M
ISBN 100713464887
ISBN 109780713464887

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Paul Poiret: Gouaches of French Couturier Paul Poiret () (Petit Perfect-Bound Notebooks - Soft Touch Cover). Paul Poiret 10 years old. Paul Poiret was born in Paris in April and became a legendary French Couturier. He took twelve designs to Mme. Cheruit, and also to the house of Raudnitz et Cie They bought them all and soon he was selling his sketches to the house of Doucet, Worth, Redfern and Rouff.   Paul Poiret, (born Ap , Paris, France—died Ap , Paris), French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I Paris. Poiret was particularly noted for his Neoclassical and Orientalist styles, for advocating the replacement of the corset with the brassiere, and for the introduction of the hobble skirt, a vertical tight-bottomed style that confined. The most comprehensive book on Poiret, this is a beautiful survey of the work of one of the early 20th Century's greatest creators of haute couture. As well as focusing on Poiret's rich, exotic fashion designs, the book explores his work with interiors, wallpapers, fabrics, and perfume.

An extraordinary story, Paul Poiret's autobiography describes the meteoric rise of a draper's son to become the "King of Fashion." From his humble Parisian childhood to his debut as a couturier to his experiences during WWI, Poiret reveals all in this captivating tale. A remarkable testament /5. POIRET, PAUL. Before Paul Poiret (–), there was the couture: clothing whose raison d'être was beauty as well as the display of wealth and taste. Paul Poiret brought a new element of fashion to the couture; thanks to him fashion can be a mirror of the times, an art form, and a grand entertainment. Poiret, in the opinion of many, was fashion's first genius. In the annals of fashion history, French couturier Paul Poiret ( ) is known for liberating women from corsets and introducing pantaloons into their wardrobes. However, it is Poiret' s remarkable innovations in the cut and construction of clothing, made all the more remarkable by the fact that he could not sew, that secures his legacy.5/5(1). ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (chiefly color) ; 37 cm: Contents: Foreword / Phillippe de Montebello --Preface: The prophet of simplicity / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton --Introduction: Poiret's modernism and the logic of fashion / Nancy J. Troy --Denise Poiret: muse or mannequin?/ Caroline Evans --High priestesses of fashion.

Different versions appeared in two limited-edition albums, Paul Iribe’s Les robes de Paul Poiret () and Georges Lepape’s Les choses de Paul Poiret (), early examples of Poiret’s attempts to cement the relationship between art and fashion (later expressed in . More than any other designer of the twentieth century, Paul Poiret (–) elevated fashion to the status of an artform. Dress history credits Poiret with freeing women from corsets and with inventing such startling creations as "hobble" skirts, "harem" pantaloons, and "lampshade" tunics, but these details have detracted from Poiret's more significant achievements.   Paul Poiret." (Former owner Max Meyer has been tentatively identified as an agent for the raw silk trade (Mitsui & Co.) who lived in Jersey City, NJ, and whose obituary appears in v. 33, p. 63 () of the American silk journal) CHMRB copy has Iribe's name scratched out in ms. ink on each plate. There is a small hole in the first two plates.   Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Paul Poiret books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.