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Paul Poiret: King of Fashion

Start Date 25 May 1976
End Date 11 September 1976
Venue The Museum at FIT
Location New York, USA
Curator Robert Riley
Designer Marty Bronson

The Fashion Institute of Technology has organized this retrospective exhibition of the genius who was known in his lifetime as the King of Fashion – the man who liberated women’s bodies by abolishing the corset – whose imaginative creations were the ruin of a stodgy society – who was the father of modern dressmaking. In presenting the exhibition in celebration of our Bicentennial, we honor not only our political debt to France through the American Revolution but also French fashion industries for the inspiration given us for so many years.

Image courtesy of The Museum at FIT