Evening coat, Paul Poiret

  • Coat not scratched, attributed to Paul Poiret

  • Gift of Madame Norero
  • Around 1912 - 1914
  • Silk taffeta printed with dark purple marbled motifs on a blue ground. Lining in dark purple silk satin.
  • GAL 1986.105.1
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Its cut clearly marked by the Japonism of the time, this coat initially had a round fur collar which has been lost. The folds on the back and the hobbled effect, both dear to the couturier's heart, are characteristic of the 1910s.    

Notice's author : Sophie Grossiord