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Transcript of Paul Poiret
of Design Poiret was becoming increasingly popular with the public. In his autobiography, Poiret stated, "People have been good enough to say that I have exercised a powerful influence over my age, and that I have inspired the whole of my generation. I dare not make the pretension that this is true … ". An important example of Poiret's artistic influence was in his work with Paul Iribe. With Iribe creating the drawings that pictured Poiret's dresses, they produced a publication for the elite society titled Les Robes de Paul Poiret, racontees par Paul Iribe. Poiret produced a similar album with artist Georges Lepape two years later titled Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape. Both publications were tremendously successful. Consequentially, fashion illustration and literature once again became very popular. New publications appeared, such as the monthly Gazette du Bon Ton, which featured many of Poiret's designs.
Poiret continued to promote his own career. And his interest in interior decoration started to grow more as he continued designing and decorating the backgrounds for his models photo shoots. He designed flamboyant window displays and threw legendary parties to draw attention to his work. Also, he decorated his own house and shop as we as well as he designed several furniture pieces. Expanding Interests Paris, 1917. Exceptional French Art Deco Dresser by Paul Poiret 1930's
A Three piece dresser cabinet by the famous fashion designer. The center with a shelf and double doors, which reveal four drawers on the interior, flanked by graduating drawers which rotate to open. Black lacquer with scallop silver leaf design. Pulls are silver leaf wood and are crafted into the cabinet. Poiret Screen. Poiret and Furniture design Hand-coloured pochoir stencil by Georges Lepape, from 'Les Choses de Paul Poiret', France, about 1911. Paul Poiret and Interior Decoration Paul Poiret Couture House The interiors of the house relied for their effect on brightly coloured decorations of trees and flowers painted on the walls, with low furniture and shimmering or boldly patterned fabrics. Poiret made no distinction between furnishing and clothing textiles, and this crossover between women's high fashion and interior design is typical of Art Deco. The style was conceived in response to the challenge of rational, functional, Auto-German design perceived as masculine and was identified with frivolity, irrationality and 'mere' decoration, regarded as feminine, a gender stereotype inherent in Western culture. Poiret at the Atelier Martine Denise shown here in the same room- but a different painting by van Dongen and a Indiennes print on the bed. The bedroom designed and decorated by paul poiret represents a Bohemian style full of pattern. The walls were a red and blue fabric, bold floors, a stripe, a Provencal style printed cloth. The Poiret's set up a small table at the foot of the bed with stools pulled up for idling the afternoon in away with a guest or two. Above the bed-Dutch painter-Kees van Dongen's Quietude. References: Poiret Paul, Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine Spring/Summer 2007.
Halle Titi.A Catalogue of exquisite & rare works of art including 17th to 20th century costume textiles & needlework.Winter 2010–2011 CORA GI NSBURG LLC
http://www.answers.com/topic/paul-poiret Done By: Yasmin T.Notivoli The bedroom designed by Paul Poiret in 1924 combines an art Deco style with a strong oriental and Japanese inspirations. The exotic wall-decorations and low bed with silk tasseled cushions evoke an atmosphere of the orient. To complete the fantasy a snail has strayed into the center of the ceiling. Bedroom.. Throughout the years, Paul Poirets' works and designs were of great influence to other designers. Paul's fingerprints are still seen in many interior designs and wall decorations as well as in the fashion industry.