The King of Fashion: Paul Poiret


The King of Fashion, Paul Poiret, and his models bringing French fashion to the streets of London, around 1925. Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images

The work of avant-garde couturier Paul Poiret was shocking to some, and undeniably groundbreaking to everyone else. The fact that he radically altered the way women dressed during the 20th century was only ONE of his major innovations.

Additional Reading:

  • Duff Gordon, Lucile. A Woman of Temperament. Attica Books, 2012.
  • Koda, Harold and Andrew Bolton. Poiret. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007.
  • Poiret, Paul. King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret. London: V&A Publishing, 2009.
  • White, Palmer. Poiret. New York: C.N. Potter, 1973.