Swimsuit, Jeanne Lanvin

  • Jeanne Lanvin

  • Ivory label with black and red woven trademark: Jeanne Lanvin / PARIS / 15. UNIS France. 7 Purple stamp: ETE 1924 [‘SUMMER 1924’]. Under the label: Maison Lanvin. On the back, pencilled inscription: 70613.
  • Gift of Comte Henri de Beaumont
  • Summer 1924
  • Black silk velvet, sewn embroidery of transparent silvered bugles, round mirrors and rhinestones
  • GAL1986.114.7
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This remarkable illustration of the talent of Lanvin's embroiderers sums up the house style, with its mix of the eye-catching and the sophisticated. It was worn at an evening pool event at Marie-Laure de Noailles' residence at Hyères, in southern France.

Notice's author : Sophie Grossiord