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Palais Galliera pays tribute to Jeanne Lanvin-a must see exhibition

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Discover or rediscover the unrivaled story, the legacy and the name that ignites desire in the hearts of many at the new Lanvin exhibition at the Paris museum of fashion. Curated by Alber Elbaz, the retrospective in Paris will be on show from March 8 to August 23 2015, creating a narrative of the designer’s unparalleled career through more than 100 vintage pieces.

The house founded in 1889, is now the oldest in France and the spirit of its founder, Jeanne Lanvin, is still very much present today. Showing pieces renowned for their delicate embroidery, sensual translucence and precious crystals that made the house synonymous with sophistication and elegance, the exhibition gives pride of place to the most intricate, hand-crafted pieces from the legendary atelier of 22 Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Predominantly inspired by her daughter and muse, Marguerite, the partnership is so etched into the heart of the fashion house that the logo, designed in 1922 by Paul Iribe, represents the mother and daughter. From March 8 next year, Alber Elbaz, Creative Director of Lanvin since 1998, will display the charming Lanvin legacy at the Palais Galliera. From the Les Petites Filles Modèles collection to the rhinestone and sequin embroidered evening gowns and the floral dresses, the Jeanne Lanvin exhibition in Paris, will exhibit the designer’s most representative designs. More than 100 pieces blending Art Déco and 18th Century French Classicism will form a narrative of the very first moments of the oldest couture house of France.

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Pink silk crepe Alcmène evening outfit with rhinestone embroidery, 1929, Palais Galliera Collection © Katerina Jebb, 2014
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Colombine dress from the Lanvin Fall/Winter 1924-1925 collection, with silk taffeta silk velour patches, pearl and metallic thread embroidery and silk velour bow, Palais Galliera Collection © Katerina Jebb, 2014
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Les petites filles modèles children’s dress, with Organdy and lace rosettes, 1925 Lanvin Estate © Katerina Jebb, 2014
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Absinthe green silk and satin Lesbos evening dress, with sparkling pearl belts, 1925 Lanvin Estate © Katerina Jebb, 2014

The “Jeanne Lanvin” exhibition at the Palais Galliera, from March 8 to August 23 2015

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