Paul Poiret, circa 1925. Model HONG KONG DRESS, silk embroidered chain stitch small floral motifs repeated in navy, green, and off-white. Model name and date in ink carried by Denise Poiret sewn to a piece of silk inside the hem. Provenance: personal wardrobe of Denise Boulet-Poiret; collection of son Colin Poiret, remained with his descendants.
Paul Poiret (French, 1879?1944) Afternoon Dress and Hat, 1923 (Dress) Silk crepe de chine and velvet with silk and metallic thread embroidery; (hat) silk with leather appliqué and metallic thread embroidery