Between the Edwardians’ fussy fashion and the flappers’ straight lines was Paul Poiret, whose avant-garde work changed the fashion world significantly. He was also one of the first to think of his creative work as part of a brand, expanding his line out of fashion and into fragrance.
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Holly’s the fashion aficionado, so it’s no surprise that she was our researcher:
- FIDM. “Paul Poiret: King of Fashion.” Museum and Galleries Blog. Aug. 19, 2009. http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2009/08/my-entry-1.html
- Koda, Harold and Arew Bolton. “Paul Poiret (1879–1944).” The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/poir/hd_poir.htm
- Martin, J.J. “Paul Poiret.” Harper’s Bazaar. April 1, 2007. http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/140-years/bazaar-140-0407
- NPR. “Paul Poiret Bucked, Pioneered Fashion Trends.” All Things Considered. July 22, 2007. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12104454
- Threadbared. “History and the Harem Pant.” May 28, 2009. http://threadbared.blogspot.com/2009/05/history-and-harem-pant.html
- Voguepedia. “Paul Poiret.” http://www.vogue.com/voguepedia/Paul_Poiret#cite_note-5
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