Paul Poiret: King of Fashion opened last week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and runs through August 5th. The flamboyant French designer Poiret revolutionized fashion and brought a new sensibility to dressing during the first quarter of the 20th century. His work marked the beginning of a modernist approach to clothing design and freed women from the petticoat and the corset. I particularly love the navy wool broadcloth La Parisienne dress from 1925 (top) and La Perse coat of 1911 (bottom), the latter with a block-printed textile design by Raoul Dufy. Oh, and the cover of the catalogue is so fantastic!