A biography of paul poiret

Nor were the other senses forgotten, curries cooked behind the scenes added there spicy fragrance. Their modernist style, informed by both the vitality of the revolutionary art movements of the era, and by the flat planes and minimalism identified with Japanese painting served to revitalize the popularity of the fashion plate.

Financially, he did poorly too, and he sold his business in Gardens were illuminated by lanterns, set with tents, and live tropical birds.

History of Paul Poiret

He also used the simple shapes of kimono jackets, long tunics over trousers, and sari like long scarves — Design by Paul Poiret and drawn by Simone A, Puget.

Poiret Paul Poiret — The nightclub was the latest diversion after World War I and Poiret turned his garden first into a nightspot, and then in it became an open-air theater, Oasis, with a retractable roof devised for him by the automobile manufacturer Voisin.

The biggest splash fashion could make in those days was on the stage, and Poiret made sure to design something attention-worthy: He did create a perfume called Sang de France which was immediately banned by the authorities.

King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret

The quintessentially French author Colette was a client. The international cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein met Poiret while he was a young design assistant at Worth and followed him as he struck out on his own.

Madame Poiret herself luxuriated in a golden cage. Orchestras played softly out of sight. The minaret tunic, a wide tunic boned to hold out the skirt in a full circle and worn over the narrowest of hobble skirts.

Harper Collins, Publishers, Inc. To put his fashion ideas into practice he established his own couture house in which allowed him to experiment with colors and to change styles.

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How marketing changed the clothing business forever. He was also interested in new developments of synthetic scents and in expanding the idea of what is a fragrance by adding lotions, cosmetics, and soaps. See enlargment of this below.

When Poiret introduced his lean, high-waisted silhouette ofit was the first time but hardly the last that a radically new fashion would be based fairly literally on the past. Fellow couturiers like Babani, the Callot Soeurs, Chanel, and Patou were among the first to follow suit; thanks to Poiret, perfumes continue to be an integral part of the image and business of a fashion house.

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Flat versions of the Poiret rose, embroidered in beads, appeared on the minaret tunic of the well-known dress Sorbet, Iribe's second wife was Maybelle Hogan, an heiress who had previously been married to Francis C Coppicus, a theatrical and musical manager.

Chanel witnessed his death, and felt his loss deeply, grieving over him for a protracted period of time. In World War I Poiret served in the military and his task was to streamline production.

The dominant silhouette was tubular, and fairly long, and most coats were cut on the full side with kimono or dolman sleeves. However, the limited edition deluxe album of Poiret designs as envisioned and exquisitely rendered by new artist Paul Iribe would have far-reaching impact, placing Poiret in a new uncharted position, that of daringly inventive designer and arbiter of taste.

Their assignment was to visit zoos, gardens, the aquarium, and markets and make rough sketches.Name: Paul Poiret [pic] Born April 20, — April 30, Biography: • Born in Paris to a wealthy family an attended a Catholic lycée.

• After school he started an apprenticeship with an umbrella maker, which did not suit him. • Inas a teenager, he began working for Jacques Doucet, a prominent Parisian couturier of the time. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

Learn more at Author Central. 1 1 1 1. Previous page. Paperback $ Paperback The Autobiography of Paul Poiret by Paul Poiret () by Paul Poiret Paperback. Paul Iribe (8 June – 21 September ) was a French illustrator, and designer in the decorative arts.

He worked in Hollywood during the Twenties and was Coco Chanel's lover from to his death. An extraordinary story, Paul Poiret's autobiography describes the meteoric rise of a draper's son to become the "King of Fashion." From his humble Parisian childhood to his debut as a couturier to his experiences during WWI, Poiret reveals all in this captivating tale.

A remarkable testament /5. Jul 15,  · Paul Poiret was the first couturier to embrace draping over the more traditional techniques of tailoring and corsetry; in doing so he played a key role in liberating women (Madeleine Vionnet also advanced an uncorseted silhouette, but it was Poiret, largely owing to his acumen for publicity, who became most widely associated.

Paul Poiret was born on April 20, in Paris, France. He was a costume designer and actor, known for L'inhumaine (), Odette () and Le double amour (). He was married to Denise Boulet.

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