Paul Poiret and Denise Boulet

Parisian designer Paul Poiret marketed his fashion and home decor creations via lavish launch parties, later using that planning expertise to curate a show featuring his collection of works by some of the top artists of the time including Pablo Picasso and Fernand LĂ©ger. Business troubles forced him to sell his extensive collection in 1925, with some works netting record-high prices. In this 1925 photo of Denise and Paul Poiret, a Kees van Dongen painting hangs from the wall behind their bed.

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