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.