Thursday, 8 November 2012

The New Silhouette

Paul Poiret 

Paul Poiret energetically led a movement from the full, curvy silhouette of the 1900s, towards a long lean empire silhouette. 

Some say ''he was responsible for releasing women from the tyranny of corsets''.

The movement was pioneered by a team of health professionals, Liberty, Poiret & Diaglev. They evolved the softer shape of the tea dress into evening wear. 

Poiret became the most exciting couturier in years since WWI.

Between 1900- 1914 many women adapted Poirets ''Hobble Skirt''. This look was complimented with wide brimmed hats. 

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