Tuesday, May 8, 2007

POIRET: KING OF FASHION

Poiret: King of Fashion

at the Metropolitan Museum May 9-August 5, 2007




"Press Preview 1"- Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

The set up involved an incredible birdcage
with thousands of perfectly red, fragrant roses.


"Press Preview 2"- Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

"Press Preview 3" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker
The mannequins were based on sculptures by Brancusi.


"Press Preview 4" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker
Evening dress worn by Denise Poiret.

"Press Preview 5" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker
Nightdresses worn by Denise Poiret, ca. 1920

"Press Preview 6" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker
'Bouclier' Day Dress 1925

"Press Preview 7" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

Poiret draping fabric on a mannequin.


"Press Preview 8" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

"Press Preview 9" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

"Press Preview 10" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

"Press Preview 11" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker

"Press Preview 12" Copyright 2007 Astrid Brucker
Opera Coat

Most of these items were sold to the Metropolitan Museum
by Poiret's granddaughter in Paris.

See: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/index.asp

3 comments:

tappo said...

Thanks for posting these. As a West Coaster I would not have seen these sumptuous fabrics and designs.

tappo said...

Thanks for posting these. Being on the West Coast I would have missed seeing these sumptuous fabrics and designs.

fashion girl, CA

astridland said...

You're welcome. I'm so glad you liked them!