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Paul Poiret

Author: Harold Koda; Andrew Bolton; Nancy J Troy
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
This volume explores Poiret's radical modernity. Essays by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work; its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early 20th century; his muse, Denise Poiret, and her influence on his work; and his role in the paradigmatic shift to a new ideal of feminine beauty.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Paul Poiret; Paul Poiret
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Koda; Andrew Bolton; Nancy J Troy
ISBN: 9780300120295 030012029X
OCLC Number: 81452910
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 37 cm
Contents: Foreword / Phillippe de Montebello --
Preface : The prophet of simplicity / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton --
Introduction : Poiret's modernism and the logic of fashion / Nancy J. Troy --
Denise Poiret: muse or mannequin? / Caroline Evans --
High priestesses of fashion / Caroline Rennolds Milbank --
Refashioning the fashion plate: Poiret's clothing in context / Mary E. Davis --
The lure of Vienna: Poiret and the Wiener Werkstätte / Heather Hess --
Paul Poiret and the decorative arts / Jared Goss --
Forbidden fruits: the perfumes of Rosine / Kenneth E. Silver --
Catalogue / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton.
Responsibility: Harold Koda, Andrew Bolton, and Nancy J. Troy.


In the annals of fashion history, Paul Poiret is known for liberating women from corsets and introducing pantaloons for women. This book explores his radical modernity from a number of perspectives.  Read more...


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