23 February, 2011


Paul Poiret 1914 reflected in Valentino Couture Spring 2011 Model Daphne Groeneveld

Paul Poiret, French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I Paris. Poiret was particularly noted for his Neoclassical and Orientalist styles, for advocating the replacement of the corset with the brassiere, and for the introduction of the hobble skirt, a vertical, tight-bottomed style that confined women to mincing steps. “I freed the bust,” boasted Poiret, “and I shackled the legs.”  text copy and pasted from here

 (born April 20, 1879, Paris, France—died April 30, 1944, Paris), 


I will be posting this every week, fashion is connected threw time and it´s inspirational to see in what way.

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