Dress by Paul Poiret

Evening Dress


Empire cut dress, to above the ankle. Made of Ivory-coloured, silk-satin with a transparent outer cape in lead blue silk crepe.

Poiret was the most emblematic fashion designer of the pre-war era and the one to definitively replace the corset with the brassiere, which he declared himself the inventor of. His garments fall over the body, providing it with freedom of movement. His cuts are reminiscent of the empire style from the early 19th century, dresses that are not fitted but gathered beneath the bust and then fall freely to the ground. This was a major innovation at a time when waists were strongly emphasised.

Inventory: MT-103641


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