Paul Poiret

Fashion Designs by Paul Poiret, 1908, Illustrated by Paul Iribe. Public domain

French designer Paul Poiret's work, which was often avante-garde, changed the fashion world in significant ways. He got rid of corsets, introduced the concept of lifestyle branding, and used draping rather that tailoring to create his dramatic designs.

Topics in this Podcast: Paul Poiret, European history, fashion history, biographies, French history, 20th century, 19th century