Paul Poiret

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  • Paul Poiret
    • His designs were built on the concept that the shape of women should be a natural stance.
    • He was the first designer to introduce perfumes and cosmetics.
    • He ditched the tight corsets which distorted women's figures.
    • His controversial and revolutionary ideas were to have a lasting effect on fashion.
    • He was highly influenced by the middle-east, India.
    • He introduced the Turkish and harem skirt.
    • 1911 - his very narrow hobble skirts were so narrow at the hem that it was impossible to take steps more than 5-7cm.
    • Poiret was a leading French designer, a master couturier during the first to decades of the 20th century.


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