Paul Poiret, Evening dress, 1910-11. Beige silk satin with silk tulle overdress; embroidery of polychrome beads and gold threads; gold tulle peplum.
Lucien Lelong label. He was a French couturier who was prominent from the 1920s to the 1940s. Lelong did not actually create the garments that bore his label. "He did not design himself, but worked through his designers," wrote Christian Dior, who was a member of the Lelong team from 1941 until 1946, during which time he created the collections in collaboration with Pierre Balmain.
young poiret - the first designer to make corset-less, fluid clothes for women!
Paul Poiret designed several models described Michel Psichari columnist Fashion Illustrator: "The type garment consists of a kind of wide soft satin pants falling to the feet, which is harmoniously draped skirt . Sometimes the skirt barely cracked, leaves see the lower end of the pants and it was almost the illusion of an ordinary dress. Sometimes the skirt, just tight ankles curves in a loose baggy. Sometimes, more daring, it opens on the sides, high enough to cause prying eyes.
Paul Poiret designed this for his daughter Martine! The 1924 ensemble, comprising tunic and skirt, features a monogram with the letter M for Martine (b. 1911) surrounded by a scalloped cartouche in red silk thread.