Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend Eye Candy - Paul Poiret, 1919

I've always considered any garment by Paul Poiret to be my Holy Grail of vintage finds. If I ever do find a Poiret, you might hear me screaming across the country or across the ocean. This Paul Poiret coat dates to about 1919 and is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The coat itself is a black silk/wool blend adorned with white leather that has been intricately cut into a filigree pattern. The leather is sewn by hand onto the black fabric. A fur collar finishes off the garment.

Detail shot of the leatherwork and hand stitching.

5 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

oh my goodness, that is divine!

Erin said...

Wow. Just . . . wow.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

The work that went into cutting the leather astounds me!

Lauren said...

WOW! That is beyond stunning.

thevintagetraveler said...

Jody, I can remember the first time I saw photos of this coat, and how amazed I was to see how that "lace" was actually made. A super example of the couturier's art!

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