maart > augustus 2015
First retrospective in Paris dedicated to Jeanne Lanvin, founder of the oldest haute couture house still active today which celebrates its 125 years, this exhibition presents alongside sets created in close collaboration with Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, the exceptional collection held by the Palais Galliera complemented by major pieces conserved by Patrimoine Lanvin.
After making her debut as a milliner in 1885, Jeanne Lanvin (1867 – 1946), inspired by her daughter, and muse, Marguerite, presented her first collection for children in 1908. The following year, she opened the department "Jeune fille et femme" for women of all ages.Lanvin ranks highly among the greatest designers of the French haute couture, such as Chéruit, Doeuillet, Doucet, Paquin, Poiret, Redfern, and Worth.
Numbers 15 & 22, rue du Faubourg St Honoré enjoyed an incredible prosperity with the opening of numerous different departments (furs, bridal, sport, menswear, perfume...) and with branches in Madrid, Cannes, Deauville, Le Touquet, and Biarritz, the house employed over 1000 workers.
Her logo, designed by Paul Iribe at the beginning of the 1920s, would become world famous. "Lanvin blue" and all its variations was the house's signature color, and the robe de style with an ample skirt, full of historical references, the designer's emblematic model."Le style Lanvin" resides in the virtuosity of her technique and the finesse of her details: cut outs with smartly chosen appliqués, decorations, pleats and seams, along with the richness of her ornamentation and luxuriousness of her embroidery. The graphic quality of her motifs plays with the visual opposition of black and white and is heavily indebted to the Art Deco style.
Palais Galliera, City of Paris Museum of Fashion
10, rue Pierre 1er de Serbie
Alleen tijdelijke tentoonstellingen, geen vaste collectie. Het museum is tot maart 2015 gesloten.