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Lounge in a Paul Poiret Approved Manner with Feathers, Baubles & Luxe Fabrics. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG

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Illustrations for Les Robes de Paul Poiret by Paul Iribe 1912 & 1908 - both

As famed for his lavish parties - 300 guests in exotic Arabian Nights garb on The Thousand and Second Night - & high-flying art pals (Raoul Dufy; Paul Iribe) as he was for his use of lush fabrics, vibrant hues, and luxury silhouettes like the "hobble" skirt which looked great but preventing much in the way of serious striding, Paul Poiret and one-time muse & wife Denise are now the subject of an exhibit at the Met's Costume Institute: Poiret: King of Fashion (through August 5, 2007). In addition to bringing the modern bra to the forefront, along with suspender belts, and flesh-colored stockings, Poiret loved the rose and made it his signature, even naming his eldest daughter Rosine (and his first perfume after her). 

Fab ways to pay homage to the loungey-boudouir spirit of Paul Poiret:

Fashion_poiret_2 Leah C. Couture Millinery feathered hair accessory -

Fashion_poiret_6 Pink teardrop necklace with tassels of crystal -

Fashion_poiret Roseberry Parfum de Rosine -

Fashion_poiret_3  Giles chain lace kimono -


Fashion_poiret_8 Fab feathered mules -

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I thought that you and your readers would be interested to learn that I loaned 40 Rosine items from my extensive personal collection of vintage perfume flacons and presentations to The Costume Institute exhibition "Poiret: King of Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, open until August 5th. Also published for this exhibition was my third book, "Paul Poiret and his Rosine Perfumes," which is selling for $65 at the exhibition shop, at the Met Store, and on my website

You are doing a great job. Keep up the god work. Thank you for your interest.


Christie Mayer Lefkowith
art historian, auction expert and author of
"The Art of Perfume," "Masterpieces of the Perfume Industry," and "Paul Poiret and his Rosine Perfumes."

Posted by: Christie Mayer Lefkowith | May 30, 2007 5:40:42 PM

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