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Paul Poiret, Evening dress, 1910-1911. Beige silk satin with silk tulle overdress; embroidery of polychrome beads and gold threads; gold tulle peplum.

Evening dress, probably French, ca. 1911-13

Evening dress, probably French, ca. 1911-13

Evening dress, 1910’s From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev via Fashion…

* Evening dress satin de soie recouvert de tulle métallique et de tulle de soie 1909-1913 Callot soeurs

Evening gown called "Josephine" by Paul Poiret. Ivory satin with a tunic overlay of black tulle. The rose pinned on the bodice became a symbol of Maison Poiret. From the book Poiret King of Fashion by Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape, via

Dress, Mme. Percy, England, ca. 1910. Aqua silk satin with cream embroidery, net, and black velvet. In the early 20th century, cultivated women regarded pastels and muted shades as refined and "lady-like." This aqua silk is muted by a layer of black net and ivory lace. Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology

Evening gown worn by Isadora Duncan, designed by Paul Poiret, Paris, ca. 1912. Cream cloth tunic-style gown with chenille-like design of gold roses.

1913 French silk evening dress by Paul Poiret