|Caricature (A. Barrele 1919)|
My wordplay in the title hiding two famous Poiret fragrances is just a way let you understand how much I was thrilled by this exibition mixing high fashion, art pieces owned by Poiret and his perfumed creations. Bearing the name of Poiret's eldest daughter dead before her time, Les Parfum de Rosine were officially introduced on June 24 in 1911, launched with a "One thousand and two nights" themed ball featuring more than 300 guests surrounded by the excesses for which Le Magnifique (that's how Poiret was called in Paris) was well known. Maurice Shaller (1888-1965) created on this purpose Nuit Persane which was given to each guest as a gift and never been sold leaving so no trace of its formula.
|Maharadjah (1919) was named after Edouard de Max play |
Le Prince d'Aubert featuring costumes by Poiret
|Silk handkerchief "Le Fruit Defendu"|
|Gardenia (Henri Alméras)|