Who’s Magnificent? Poiret is Magnificent – Art Nouveau (Part 2)

The Art Nouveau movement’s greatest fashion designer is Paul Poiret. He pioneered personal style, and could be (should be!) credited for evicting the corset, those monstrous things! Within a few years of his budding career he successfully put pants on women. He introduced vivid colors to the blasé palette of the late 1800’s, and he … Continue reading

Art Nouveau (Part 1)

I’ve been taking a few classes. Along with the usual evening french classes, I’m auditing History of Fibres, History of 20th Century Fashion, and History of Film up to 1959 at Concordia University. Thankfully all the profs have allowed me to sit in, because I’m having a blast! Not only is it great being a … Continue reading