Paul Poiret's Minaret tunic originated from dress inspired by harem pants underneath a flared tunic.  | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fancy dress costume, 1911 Paul Poiret (French, Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cell.

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 1930 - Paul Poiret was a French fashion designer. His contributions to twentieth-century fashion have been likened to Picasso's contributions to twentieth-century art.

Paul Poiret Designs, 1910

Paul Poiret Designs, Poiret came from a textile trader family. In 1901 Poiret joined the house of Worth.

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.

Published Fine & Rare Beaded Evening Coat by Paul Poiret 1924

ca 1924 Paul Poiret 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, Paris Wool, lined with silk chiffon, hand-sewn. A kind of deconstructed kimono, influenced by cubism and Fauvism made popular by the Ballets Russes. V&A Museum

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, **I like the lines but would prefer a different Color/Pattern

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

Evening dress by Paul Poiret, at the Kobe Fashion Museum pajama harem pants unique design style vintage fashion designer outfit high fashion costume couture beaded

Dress called "Strozzi" by Paul Poiret. Photo appeared in the April, 1911 edition of "Art and Decoration." Photo by Edward Steichen.

Paul Poiret blue gown photographed by Edward Steichen for the April edition of Art et Decoration, 1911

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