Dating vintage vogue patterns

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.

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