New York: Metropolian Museum of Art / Yale University Press, 2007. Hardcover. glossy brown cloth w/ debossed printing. gold pastedowns & flyleafs. 224 pgs w/ illustrations. gold dustjacket. VG+. dustjacket has creasing & rubbing; scratch to spine. Item #177035
This volume explores Poiret's radical modernity. Essays by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work; its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early 20th century; his muse, Denise Poiret, and her influence on his work; and his role in the paradigmatic shift to a new ideal of feminine beauty. Contents include: Foreword / Philippe de Montebello -- The prophet of simplicity / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton -- Poiret's modernism, and the logic of fashion / Nancy J. Troy -- Denise Poiret: Muse or mannequin? / Caroline Evans -- High priestesses of fashion / Caroline Rennolds Milbank -- Refashioning the fashion plate: Poiret's clothing in context / Mary E. David -- The lure of Vienna: Poiret and the Wiener Werkstätte / Heather Hess -- Paul Poiret and the decorative arts / Jared Goss -- Forbidden fruits: the perfumes of Rosine / Kenneth E. Silver -- Catalogue / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton.