Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, the house marked the occasion with an extensive look into its archives on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and the new Lanvin Heritage website.
Although I was allowed to take photos, “flashes” were not permitted, so the quality of my pictures is somewhat compromised.
The fabric in this Elsa Schiaparelli gown, from her Zodiac Collection, 1938-1939, positively shimmers.
This gown, cut on the bias, is a wrapped design, with a wide sash tied on one side.
(Mc Call’s also sold transfer patterns for beading and embroidery; the catalogue illustrations show nos.
15.) This simple double-breasted coat from Pictorial Review was adapted from a Lanvin design: 1930s Mc Call 7711 is a day dress with drape-necked bodice and bow-trimmed sleeves.