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Poiret exhibition

katina | Posted in General Discussion on

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an exhibition of some of Poiret’s work:


Also of interest is this article from the New Yorker Magazine:



  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    Thank you very much for posting these. I rely on the internet for my fashion travels. Both are awesome!

    1. katina | | #2

      I too travel much by internet - glad you like these!


    2. katina | | #9

      Hello down there, Cherrypops!

      Here's another very interesting article on Poiret.



      1. Cherrypops | | #10


        Thanks. My Thomas goes back to school this Tuesday, I will have 'me' time again and be able to absorb all these lovely websites and info you have provided me with lately.

        Cheers, Anna-Maree

        1. katina | | #11

          About that 'me' time - I bet you'll be involved in some sort of sewing project for his school before long, so read fast.


          1. Cherrypops | | #12

            Yes Probably .... lol or maybe helping more within the pre-school. I should hear back from the Teacher soon. Love to sew for the little ones !. They dress up for xmas plays. oops different topic!

            I am printing the article as I write this..:)

          2. katina | | #13

            Yes, different topic but an interesting one to take up. I'm sure we all at some time or another have sewn for school plays, costume parties etc.


          3. Cherrypops | | #14

            Great idea!

            Katina, Have you sewn for school plays etc. Would you like to begin a new topic?

            I need 'quick and easy' sewing ideas for 3-6yrs girls and boys!

          4. katina | | #15

            I'll give it a go and start a new topic. I seem to remember I used felt a lot for tiny fingers to begin sewing on.

  2. starzoe | | #3

    Thank you for the urls for Poirot...interesting. I recently returned from France, and while there visited the 60th anniversary temporary exhibition of Dior Museum and Gardens in his home at Granville, Normandy. Didn't see much of the gardens, it was pouring rain and the house was jampacked with people, very well dressed people, which made me assume that this was some kind of society tour (I speak very little French and couldn't even get an idea of their comments overheard!).Interesting to note, that while most of the eighty garments were behind glass, there was quite an assortment freestanding and available to be touched (fondled?) and inspected carefully.I didn't know that he faithfully followed only nine colours - red, lilac, pink, grey, black, white, blue, green and gold. A good many of the items could be worn today, although some of them were obviously meant as showpieces and as such were truly outrageous concoctions.

    1. katina | | #4

      That must have been a memorable experience for you. Great that you shared the info with us - thanks.


      1. SewistKitty | | #5

        I also visited the Poiret exhibit in May in N.Y.C. He designed the majority of his clothing for his wife's rectangular figure. Great exhibit if you can attend.

        1. katina | | #8

          Ah, a dream husband! Rectangular figure, eh? I'm short and beginning to look square....

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    matzahari | | #6


    some time back after an exhibit in mobile alabama (Picturing French Style)  i made my own interpretation of a poiret shawl. one side was black silk velvet and the top side gold and black brocade. the ends are gathered and a beaded fringe ball dangles from each end. It's a great item for a portland spring evening at the opera.

    1. katina | | #7

      I've been wanting to make such a shawl and must really get to it soon, or I never will. Did you bead the ball yourself?

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