Paul Poiret
In conclusion, nobody could express Poiret’s essence better than himself.  He says in his autobiography, "It was in my inspiration of artists, in my dressing of theatrical pieces, in my assimilation of and response to new needs, that I served the public of my day."  You can see it in his designs and you can see it in modern designs now, Paul Poiret was a groundbreaking and very influential figure in the world of fashion.