Jeanne Lanvin: The Great Lady of Haute Couture

Lanvin at the Palais Galliera ©Sylvia Davis

 

She not only founded the longest-running French fashion house, still in operation, but also embodied the emerging values of the modern independent woman, and was the first to envisage style as a way of life.

Her patterns, shapes and fit, understated and streamlined, belied the virtuosity of her couturiers, evident in every minute detail of exquisite embroidery, topstitches, twists, spirals, and cut-outs. Such was the recipe that made the name Lanvin synonymous with sartorial excellence…read on

[FRANCE TODAY • AUGUST 2015]

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