Fashion Designer - Paul Poiret French couturier
Known as "Poiret the Magnificent" and "The Pasha of Paris" for his exuberant personality and his fascination with the exotic East, Paul Poiret played an important role in the launch of 20th-century modernism. In fashion, he helped revolutionize 19th-century dress codes, freeing women first from the petticoat in 1903 and then in 1906 from the constrictions of the corset.
The Fauvist painter Francis Picabia was his friend,
and they shared a love of bright color.
Bead-studded blouses, blunt cut wigs and special eye make-up presented a very Nefertiti-like look at India Fashion Week
17TH CENTURY ART
18TH CENTURY ART
1772 - Ultana on an Ottoman
19TH CENTURY ART
Pre-Fall 2009 Collection
Inspiration: Dickensian London
Lady and a Greyhound