Adolf de Meyer (French; 1868–1949)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Platinum print, ca. 1913
Archives of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Georges Lepape (French; 1887–1971)
Lassitude. Robe de dîner, de Paul Poiret = Weariness. Dinner Dress, by Paul Poiret
In: Gazette du bon genre (Paris, 191222); originally published: Gazette de Bon Ton, No. 1, Pl. VIII (1912)
The New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Paul Poiret (French; 1879–1944)
Evening Dress
Mauve and ivory silk satin and seed beads, 1913
Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s ensemble “calls to mind the costume designs of Léon Bakst for the Ballets Russes of Diaghilev, and the faux-orientalist fashion designs of Paul Poiret as interpreted by illustrator Georges Lepape” (Christie’s, London)


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