An awesome post that I just needed to share. Some Fashion101 for you fashion lovers out there x
Born in Paris on the 20th of April, 1879, French couturier, Paul Poiret was arguably the most fashionable dress designer of the pre-World War I era. In the time before his death in April 1944, Poiret became particularly recognised for his Neoclassical and orientalist styles, for advocating the replacement of the corset with the brassiere, his startling inventions including “harem” pantaloons, and “lampshade” tunics, and for the introduction of the hobble skirt – a vertical, tight-bottomed style that confined women to mincing steps.
Personally, I’ve been enthralled by the exotic Belle Epoque designs of the French fashion genius. After selling his sketches to couturier houses and serving as a designer at the House of Worth, Poiret opened a small shop in Paris in 1903, which marked the beginning of his own fashion house. By 1909 Poiret had expanded into furniture, decor, and fragrance in addition to clothing. In 1911 he…
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