Friday, April 03, 2009


ah Jeanne Lanvin--one of the most influential designer's of the turn of the century and fashion houses of the 21st. Lanvin has always been known for its delicate manipulation of fabrics, technological advacnes in dying and textile manufacturing. In 1909, Jeanne was accepted as a member of the Syndicat de la Couture, which served to solidify her status as a couturiƩre. After the her death and later the death of her daughter, who had helmed the brand after her mother passed, the house was shuttled to-and-fro and without a captain to direct its efforts, fell out of fashion's favor.

Almost 100 years later, Alber Elbaz, revived the brand, by hybridizing Lanvin's signature intricate craftsmanship and deco styling with modern razor pleating and single seamed dresses. No matter what the decade though, we're fans. Big big fans. Like, covered completely in Arpege fans.

*Lanvin navy velvet dress. In a size miedum and priced at $1270.

Lanvin navy silk satin column dress. in a size 38. New with tags. Retailed for 42580. Priced at $1000.

***Lanvin charcoal jersey dress. In a size 40. New with tags. Priced for $1095.

****Lanvin navy grosgrain dress. New with tags. In a size 38. Priced at $1500.

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