Poiret created whimsical designs for his children, as well, such as a chain-mail-topped dress for daughter Perrine in 1922. Alexander McQueen metal-ring tank and black ostrich-feather skirt. Fred Leighton earrings and bag. Hari Gems and VBH rings. Wolford tights.
Body at Rest The Ballets
Russes, Persian dancers, and Arabian Nights all populated Poiret’s fantasy landscape. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière silk muslin, wool felt, and badger-fur-trim dress, rabbit-and-badger chapka, tights, and badger boots. Fred Leighton ring and bag.
In another homage to Oriental dress, Poiret translated the lampshade skirt as a wired tunic over a skirt or harem pants. Thakoon dove-gray pin-tuck dress and tulle T-shirt. Lorraine Schwartz belt. Fred Leighton earrings and rings.
Band of Beauties
Nineteen-twenties society free spirit Nancy Cunard was one of the flamboyant women who adored Poiret’s designs. Armani Privé spaghetti strap flapper dress with crystal embroidery, and necklace. Hari Gems ring. Stephen Russell snake bracelet.