Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Poiret by k Madison Moore

My Poiret

Influenced by Paul Poiret


14 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

Art within Art Series


Paul Poiret is an artist that we do not see mentioned
much, at least where I have been. Since I have 
always loved fashion design and did design for fashion
in my younger years I admire many of the old designers.
Poiret was from 1979 - 1944 but I love his fashions and 

 In this painting I hung one of Poiret's paintings in the back
ground but wanted to design my own fashion. Of 
course I had to add the big hat. I think I love them
because I can't wear them. I love the way the tow women 
are in such deep thought...hummm?

Paul Poiret (20 April 1879, Paris, France – 30 April 1944, Paris) was a French fashion designer. His contributions to twentieth-century fashion have been likened to Picasso's contributions to twentieth-century art.

Paul Poiret,  (born April 20, 1879, Paris, France—died April 30, 1944, Paris), French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I Paris. Poiret was particularly noted for his Neoclassical and Orientalist styles, for advocating the replacement of the corset with the brassiere, and for the introduction of the  hobbie skirt, a vertical, tight-bottomed style that confined women to mincing steps. “I freed the bust,” boasted Poiret, “and I shackled the legs.”
After serving as a designer in the house of Parisian Fashion designer Charles Fredric Worth, Poiret opened a small shop in Paris in 1903. By 1907 he had been instrumental in reviving the Empire style, popular in France during the reign of  Napoleon. Inspired by a widespread interest in Eastern art and Russian Ballet, he created flamboyant, theatrical designs. His evening gowns, turbans, and harem pants appeared in brilliant shades of purple, red, orange, green, and blue. He was extremely influential in the pre-World War I period, but his popularity waned in the 1920s.


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