Jeanne Lanvin at the Palais Galliera
The Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (Paris Museum of fashion), also known as Palais Galliera, in close collaboration with Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, is honouring the oldest French fashion house still in business. This first Paris exhibition devoted to Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) features over a hundred models from the amazing collections of the Palais Galliera and the Lanvin Heritage.
Jeanne Lanvin used travel diaries, swatches of ethnic fabrics and a vast library of art books to feed her curiosity and inspire her to create fabrics, patterns and exclusive colours. Jeanne Lanvin represents artistry in materials, embroidery, topstitches, twists, spirals, cut-outs - all the virtuosity of the couturière's craft. It is classical French perfection, with very 18th century style dresses - slender bust, low waist, ample skirt - contrasting with the tubular line of Art Deco with its black and white geometrical patterns, the profusion of ribbons, crystals, beads, and silk tassels.
A capacity for hard work and an intuitive understanding of the modern world only explain the extraordinary success of this discreet woman. Alber Elbaz and the Palais Galliera invite you to an encounter with this great lady of haute couture, Jeanne Lanvin.
Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 , avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie
Admission fees and rates
Full price : 9€
Reduced : 6€
Free : People under 18.