Couturier Paul Poiret was among the greatest innovators in early 20th-century fashion. But his influence was not limited to fashion; he aspired to create ‘total works of art’ and surrounded himself with artists, designers and architects.
His world included figures like Raoul Dufy and Man Ray and the work of Brancusi, Robert Delaunay and Kees van Dongen. He is rightly regarded as the founding father of Art Deco.
Paul Poiret created a unique style that would be a major influence on the western art world.