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Fashion Icons: Jeanne Lanvin

25 Jun

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Jeanne Lanvin found her greatest inspiration at home. Several years after  opening her first boutique in Paris, the French couturiere began designing pleated  dresses with intricate trim for her daughter Marguerite. Soon Paris’  wealthiest women wanted the clothes for their own children, transforming Lanvin  into a household name. Her signature robe de style — better known as the flapper  dress — was marked by a full skirt, a tight bodice and intricate beading and  became the definitive look of the 1920s. One of the first designers who could  claim a true empire, she also launched interior-design and fragrance divisions.  Her legacy has proven timeless. Now headed by creative director Alber Elbaz,  Lanvin is the oldest surviving couture house.

Ladies, the pleated dresses are making a strong comeback. As always, be classy with it!

 

 

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