Arrow of Gold Gown

This gown from the house of Poiret features an ‘arrow feather’ motif known as Yabane. This ancient Japanese pattern is still widely used on kimonos today. The plate was part of a series depicting twelve gowns created by different fashion houses and was published in the December 1925 issue of Gazette du Bon Ton. The actual dress by Poiret is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.