November 29, 2014

Lampshade Dressing

Paul Poiret and ValentinoPaul Poiret’s 1913 costumes for Le Minaret were followed soon after with similar versions available for his avant-garde patrons looking to shock in Orientalist ensembles. Poiret’s translation of harem-style dressing for the Parisian set resulted in a stiffened, oversized tunic paired atop his columnar hobble skirts. The “lampshade” silhouette became a signature design for Poiret both on and off-stage. For Valentino’s 2011 Spring Couture show, Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri explored concepts of lightness and buoyancy; a look from the collection mimicking Poiret’s dual-hemmed silhouette.

Robe du soir by Paul Poiret in La Gazette du Bon Ton, no 1, 1914. Illustration by Georges Lepape

Robe du soir by Paul Poiret in La Gazette du Bon Ton, no 1, 1914. Illustration by Georges Lepape

 

 

 

Valentino Spring 2011 Couture

Valentino Spring 2011 Couture

 

 

 

 

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    January 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm

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