Jeanne Lanvin at the Palais Galliera

From March 08, 2015 to August 23, 2015
  • Evening gown La Cavallini, 1925 Black taffeta, bow embroidered in silver threads, beads, Swarovski crystals and fine pearls

    Evening gown La Cavallini, 1925 Black taffeta, bow embroidered in silver threads, beads, Swarovski crystals and fine pearls

    © Patrimoine Lanvin/ Katerina Jebb, 2014

Jeanne Lanvin at the Palais Galliera 10, Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie 75116 Paris fr

The Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (Paris Museum of Fashion), also known as Palais Galliera, in close collaboration with Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, is honoring the oldest French fashion house still in business. This first Paris exhibition devoted to Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) features over a hundred models from the amazing collections of the Palais Galliera and the Lanvin Heritage.

 

Jeanne Lanvin used travel diaries, swatches of ethnic fabrics and a vast library of art books to feed her curiosity and inspire her to create fabrics, patterns and exclusive colors. Jeanne Lanvin represents artistry in materials, embroidery, topstitches, twists, spirals, cut-outs - all the virtuosity of the couturière's craft. It is classical French perfection, with very 18th century style dresses - slender bust, low waist, ample skirt - contrasting with the tubular line of Art Deco with its black and white geometrical patterns, the profusion of ribbons, crystals, beads, and silk tassels.

 

A capacity for hard work and an intuitive understanding of the modern world only explain the extraordinary success of this discreet woman. Alber Elbaz and the Palais Galliera invite you to an encounter with this great lady of haute couture, Jeanne Lanvin.

Address

Palais Galliera
Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 , avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie
75116 Paris

Admission fees and rates

Full price : 9€

Reduced : 6€

Free : People under 18.

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