Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hermes in the Garden of Paul Poiret

I have noticed that since taking over as head designer for Hermes, Christophe Lemaire (whose work I really love.  Hermes is a good fit for him) seems to favor a romantic memory of Paul Poiret with softly draped chemises, folkloric and Wiener Werkstatte prints.  Even a nod to Denise Poiret's famous fancy dress costume she wore to Poiret's 'Thousand and Second Night' party.

This look, from Lemaire's first collection for Hermes Spring 2011, is distilled down from Poiret's fantasy Orinetalist pantaloons to a solid Riviera blue, a dash of gold at the feet and a set of Nancy Cunard worthy bangles...

Paul Poiret. Collection Met Museum

and prints charming for muses and adventuresses...

Paul Poiret.  Collection Met Museum.

Paul Poiret. Met Muesum

love, kisses and dreams of chemises by Hermes and Poiret, Juliana

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