Paris: Paris Musée & Musée de la Mode, 2015. 4to. 350 pages. Lavishly illustrated with 250 color illustrations. Wrappers. As-new in shrinkwrap. Item #405499
FIRST EDITION. The book details the first Parisian retrospective of Jeanne Lanvin, the founder of the oldest "maison de couture" still active today. From modest beginnings in 1885, Lanvin (1867-1946), inspired by her daughter Marguerite, curated her first collection for children in 1908. Then, the following year, she opened a department entitled "young girl and woman." She is counted among the first great names of high couture in Paris, along with Chéruit, Doeuillet, Doucet, Paquin, Poiret, Refern, and Worth. This book, through it's thematic and chronological approach, mixes the life and the work of Lanvin through an iconography depicted in the collection of Palais Galliera completed by the major pieces conserved by the Patrimoine Lanvin (Lanvin Heritage Foundation).