Friday, April 24, 2009


The following pictures are from a fashion spread in Vogue featuring designs inspired by Paul Poiret

When Poiret returned from the war in 1919, his fashion house was on the brink of bankruptcy.  With no money, and no support, he soon left the house, which ended up closing in 1929.  Without a fashion house to carry on his legacy, he isn’t as widely remembered as other designers of the century, but whether people know it or not, Paul Poiret’s influence can still be seen in designers’ collections today.  People still look to him for inspiration.

In 2007, some of Poiret’s designs were shown in a retrospective exhibition at the MET.  In correlation with the exhibit, Vogue did a fashion spread of designs inspired by Poiret.

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