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 , 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

Afternoon Dress and Hat Paul Poiret, French, 1923 Silk crepe de chine and velvet with silk and metallic thread embroidery; Hat: silk satin and tulle with leather appliqué, metallic thread embroidery, and brass studs

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- Haute couture designer Poiret began at the House of Worth. Poiret developed styles that characterize the period as it is now known.

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

Dinner dress, Paul Poiret France Navy-blue and red silk faille, gold metallic bullion buttons

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

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

This mantle is made of bright yellow wool and lined with black chiffon. Based on a deconstructed kimono, Made by Paul Poiret France

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