Missed in History: Paul Poiret

BY Tracy V. Wilson / POSTED June 12, 2013
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Paul Poiret Paul Poiret fitting a dress. (© Underwood & Underwood/Corbis)

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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A link to the episode: Paul Poiret

Holly’s the fashion aficionado, so it’s no surprise that she was our researcher:

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