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How this elegant 1919 coat was made from only one piece of fabric and one seam

Jul 31, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It's maddening because you would never think to approach the making of a garment in this way before."

Curator Harold Koda on the inventiveness and simplicity of the "Paris" coat by Poiret.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Bruce J. Schwarz

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"Gnossienne No 2" by Erik Satie performed by Yitkin Seow, courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd, London (
Produced by José Gonzalez, SOFTlab NYC

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