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King of Fashion: The autobiography of Paul Poiret
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King of Fashion: The autobiography of Paul Poiret

Paul Poiret


Victoria & Albert Pubs

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design;
Fashion & textiles: design;
Autobiography: general


192 pages

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Paul Poiret (1879-1944) led the fashion world in the first decade of the twentieth century and his autobiography tells the extraordinary story of his meteoric rise to fame. From his humble Parisian childhood to his debut as a couturier, to his experiences during the First World War, Poiret reveals all in this captivating tale, first published in 1931. An astute businessman, Poiret translated the spirit of Art Deco into revolutionary garments, and his memoir brings this astonishing period to life.

By:   Paul Poiret
Imprint:   Victoria & Albert Pubs
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9781851779611
ISBN 10:   1851779612
Series:   V&A Fashion Perspectives
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Paris, Paul Poiret (1879-1944) established his own fashion house in 1903 and dominated the fashion world in the first decades of the 20th century. He died in Paris in 1944. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Poiret: King of Fashion was the world's leading decorative arts exhibition of 2007.

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