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Paul Poiret
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1879
Birth Place: 
Paris
Death Date: 
1944
House founded in 1903, after working for Doucet. Innovative, but erratic in business and financial affairs, Poiret was an early advocate for licensing to avoid copying. He was also one of the first designers to diversify into interiors, perfumes, etc. He was in financial difficulties continually and closed his house in the 30s.