16 juin 2009

A rare Poiret for Liberty velvet house robe, circa 1930

A rare Poiret for Liberty velvet house robe, circa 1930, of double-layered contrasting purple and crimson velvet, frilled collar, with simple tie belt threaded through gold lace edged openings, embroidered to the velvet lining in chain stitch `Liberty by Poiret', chest 96cm, 38in Note : When Paul Poiret's business empire crumbled in the late 1920s (he became bankrupt in 1929 also the year his wife divorced him) he became a freelance designer as a means of scraping a living. In 1933 Printemps commissioned him to... [Lire la suite]