In 1922, Luisa Casati acquired the Palais Rose, previously owned by the poet and dandy the Comte Robert de Montesquiou, this elegant mansion of red marble was situated in the exclusive enclave of Le Vesinet just outside of Paris. There, the Marchesa transformed a detached pavilion into a private art gallery devoted to the glorification of her own image. Within this sanctum, visitors could view more than one hundred and thirty renderings of Casati by master artists in oil, ink, pastel, clay, bronze and wax. It is no wonder that the Marchesa's residence became known as her very own Palais du reve: Luisa's dream palace.


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