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Paul Iribe
Les Robes de Paul Poiret (Plate I)
Pochoir coloured and signed from the book "Les Robes de Paul Poiret" (1908) - the very first of the "new look" fashion publications that set the stage for Gazette du Bon Ton, Journal des Dames et des Modes, etc. and the great era of pochoir illustration. Paul Poiret, Master haute couture designer, commissioned Iribe for the limited edition of 250 copies of this landmark book, published in 1909. All the plates show a black and white background, the colour being reserved for the figures, in straight, high-waisted dresses with tight sleeves. The simplicity of design was truly radical for the times, as was the abandonment of the restrictive corset. This is a rare and much sought-after piece from one of the seminal fashion illustration publications. Slight foxing as per scan. H. 11.0in X W. 10.5in; H. 27.9cm X W. 26.7cm
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