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Paul Poiret

82nd & Fifth: FRENCH DRESSING by Harold Koda

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Poiret constructed this garment by taking one fifteen-foot-long piece of fabric, twisting it, and connecting it with just one seam, leaving openi...

How Josephine Baker Helped Save Post-War French Fashion (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

I spoke to Baker's son about how Josephine became a savior of the House of Dior, who really invented that deliciously scandalous string of bananas, and how she became a "guest editor" at Vogue (without the editors ever knowing it).

The Runways of Yesterday: 9 Designers Worth Revisiting

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Fashion often looks to the past for inspiration. This fall, history is in great evidence: surrealist flourishes from the 1940s abound; shoulder pads and neons from 1980s saturate clothing lines at all levels.