Tag Archives: Paul Poiret

Un Costume

After twenty years, we are moving away from the mid-Atlantic region. Suddenly, things that we were going to do “someday” have moved up in importance. One of those things was a visit to the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur, … Continue reading

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Abréger une histoire

I’ve been interested in fashion since I first picked out a pair of red shoes when I was four years old. A few posts ago, I wrote about Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible. Another new book on the topic is Fashion: … Continue reading

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Nom de plume

His art is synonymous with the Art Déco era and you’ve almost certainly seen one of his illustrations. But you probably don’t know his real name. Romain de Tirtoff was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 23, 1892. His … Continue reading

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Une bonne cuisinière est une sorcière qui dispense le bonheur

Elsa Schiaparelli was born on September 10, 1890. Although she was raised in a wealthy, intellectual Italian family, she established her atelier in Paris after receiving encouragement from Paul Poiret. She was close friends with surrealist Salvador Dali and a fairly bitter … Continue reading

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Mettre à jour

If you like fashion, you may enjoy WWD; 100 Years, 100 Designers WWD; 100 Years, 100 Designers. WWD stands for Women’s Wear Daily, the newspaper for the fashion industry. In their first edition, June 1910, they explained their mission as … Continue reading

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Tiré à quatre épingles

  Paul Poiret (April 20, 1879 to April 30, 1944) was a French fashion designer who was one of those rags to riches to rags stories. His father was a cloth merchant and the family lived in Les Halles, the … Continue reading

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