evening dress

 
Designer
Creation date
Materials
silk faille, silver lamé, silk net with silver metallic threads, silver lamé slip
Mark Descriptions
Label: Hiver 1922-1923 / Jeanne Lanvin / Paris 39412 (Tunis-France) | couture number: 39412
Dimensions
L: 64 5/8 in.
Credit line
Roger G. Wolcott Fund
Accession number
2005.5
Collection
Not Currently On View

Jeanne Lanvin, who began her career as a milliner, presided over her own empire for 50 years. Lanvin worked by giving oral instructions to a team of artists, who would sketch her ideas and return the drawings to her for editing.

Two large sections of embroidered purple silk net decorate the midriff and the bottom of the dress. A Lanvin signature, the silk net was embroidered to resemble lace. These sections were further decorated in patterns that closely resemble the designs found on 18th- and 19th-century Chinese imperial court robes.

Cora Ginsburg | Titi Hale acquiried it in a London auction
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