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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.

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1910-1911 Evening Dress by Paul Poiret: silk satin dress with silk tulle overdress, embroidery of beads and metallic thread, tulle peplum. "...In 1906, when the S-curve silhouette was still overwhelmingly popular, Poiret introduced high waist corsetless dresses. He shifted the fashion trend substantially from 19th-century dresses in artistic forms with excessive decoration toward innovative clothing that accentuated the natural beauty of the human body..." | JV


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.


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)


Coat - the fashion of Paul Poiret (circa 1911) echoed the Japanese kimono

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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 coat, Paul Poiret, 1910-15.


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


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1900-1909 Evening dress by Paul Poiret, 1911-20. One of his more oriental pieces.

1900-1909 Evening dress by Paul Poiret, 1911-20. One of his more oriental pieces.