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0000 Chic For Sale: Alaia, Poiret...
CHIC FOR SALE: From her gowns to her bedclothes, Denise Poiret, the wife of designer Paul Poiret, was celebrated for her modern and timeless style in the early years of the 20th century. Come May 10 and 11, the designer’s granddaughter, Perrine, plans to auction off some 150 pieces of her wardrobe, and hundreds of other personal effects, at Paris auction house Piasa. And none other than Azzedine Alaïa, a Poiret aficionado, plans to exhibit some of the dresses at his Marais headquarters. Not that the designer is only looking back. He also disclosed that he just asked sci-fi specialist Marc Newson to design his next boutique: an accessories unit across from his headquarters on Rue de Moussy.

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They should post pictures of the clothes on the net so that prospective buyers can have a look

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ok, found the site. It says: Catalogue visible sur notre site environ 15 jours avant la vente. So I guess at the end of April there should be pics. The website is here.

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woah...good detective work maarit...we have to remember to check back...

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ahhh, quick quick, i have no time>> need to marry a millionaire just before this auction takes place...

thanks for bringing this FAB news in softie, i'm such a hardcore Poiret fan

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my pleasure lena...i'm also interested about the new alaia boutique design...

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I used to be obsessed with Paul Poiret. I'd love to just SEE this in real life (let alone buy anything).

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pushing this back up so we remember to look at the pics...

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thanks for the reminder maarit..

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another reminder -for those thatb have been saving money since January- plus an anouncement of the Met exhibition ..in 2007

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Better buy up those Paul Poiret hobble skirts while you still can.
The revival of the early 20th century designer who ushered in modern shapes during a brief window between the fin de siecle and Art Deco eras, continues.
As reported, the Piasa auction house in Paris plans to auction off 150 Poiret pieces on May 10 and 11, and Azzedine Alaia, a fan of the designer, hopes to show some of Poiret’s designs at his Marais headquarters. Now it seems the renaissance will continue well into 2007, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute plans to unveil an exhibit devoted almost entirely to Poiret.
A Met spokeswoman described the exhibition as a look at “costumes of theater and drama” and added that items designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior will also be on display.

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still waiting for the pics

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Poiret: children's dress from 1922

you must be psychic ...here is today's update maarit

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Modern may be an overused word in fashion, but it seems apt when describing the designs of the late French couturier Paul Poiret, he of hobble-skirt fame.

Consider a dress he made for his daughter in 1922, topped with a knitted vest overlaid with silver that is reminiscent of recent work by Belgian Martin Margiela.

The dress is among some 530 lots of the personal wardrobe and belongings of Poiret’s wife, Denise, to be sold at auction house Piasa here next month.

On Tuesday, Azzedine Alaïa, an avid collector of Poiret and other vintage fashions, was busy installing that dress and other key looks at his Marais headquarters for one of two exhibitions leading up to the hotly anticipated sale.

“She was very modern for her time,” said Alaïa, admiring an embroidered dinner suit expected to fetch 8,000 to 15,000 euros, or $10,320 to $19,350 at current exchange, come May 10 and 11. “She had true style and elegance.”

Indeed, Françoise Auguet, a vintage dealer and the appointed expert for the sale, said the couturier’s wife, as depicted in group photos during the period 1905 to 1928, often looks as though she belongs to the present.

Auguet describes Denise Poiret’s taste as “avant-garde,” given her penchant for free-flowing dresses at a time of constricting corsets. Poiret’s model, muse and booster, she wore little makeup, often went barefoot and was a consummate stylist, cinching her loose robes and caftans with belts, twisting fabrics into turbans and constantly changing her accessories, Auguet related.

The collection, put on the block by the late designer’s granddaughter, Perrine, spans everything from handkerchiefs and dinner plates to bed linens. Auguet said she expects individuals seeking a piece of fashion history may snap up small items, with museums duking it out for the most important pieces.

These include a fur-trimmed evening coat with a fabric by French painter Raoul Dufy, estimated to fetch up to 20,000 euros, or $25,800, and a pair of elaborately beaded shoes that could sell for up to 8,000 euros, or $10,320.
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thanks lena...
interesting...it's not what i originally thought...
i didn't realized it was his wife's personal wardrobe and belongings...
i thought it was only pieces from his collections that were still in the family...

hope that some pictures will surface...maybe miss iconemod can take a walk over there and snap some photos for us...

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The catalogue is now up!
there's lots of fabrics etc but some clothes as well



the pictures are here

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Here's the second patch, it has mostly fabrics


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