Robe de Minute Paul Poiret, 1911 The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Victoria & Albert Museum One of Poiret’s most famous creations was the “minute dress,” so-called because it only took thirty minutes.
Afternoon dress (without jacket) Paul Poiret (French, Paris Paris) Date: ca. 1923 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Muriel Draper, 1943 Accession Number: b
* Poiret design for Miss Anita Blair Gown, 1913 Paul Poiret Black and White silk satin with glass bead embroidery. Worn by Miss Anita Blair at the debut ball of Gladys High. This was the first couture dress designed for an uncorseted figure.
Ensemble Paul Poiret (French, Paris Paris) Date: 1912 Culture: French Medium: a) silk, fur; b) silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 45 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 56 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2005
Evening dress Paul Poiret (French, Paris Paris) Date: ca. 1925 Culture: French Medium: metallic, simulated pearls Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 44 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 35 in. Dodge, 1951 Accession Number: b
Evening dress "1811", silk, Paul Poiret designer, French, 1907