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Paul Poiret: Classic and New in the Struggle for Designer Mastery

Ilya Parkins

Ilya Parkins is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli : Fashion, Femininity and Modernity

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Paul Poiret (1879–1944) attests in his major memoir, King of Fashion, that he was attracted to aesthetic work, and especially to women’s fashion, from a young age. He designed for the great couturiers Jacques Doucet (from 1898 to 1900...