source: vogue.com archives
from the may 2007 issue of vogue: natalia vodianova channeling the unforgettable styles of legendary designer paul poiret. there's a fairly good article that accompanies this shoot, too. the french fashion designer poiret is considered one of the most influential designers ever to have lived. personally, i think the look of 1920s vamp is golden. the whole image screams of a wonderful assertiveness/self-awareness and the ability to boldly tout a provocative appearance without necessarily being a tramp.