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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
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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.

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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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