For the first time, Palais Galleria is paying tribute to Jeanne Lanvin, the great designer and founder of the oldest fashion house in France. Curated by Oliver Saillard in collaboration with Alber Elbaz, the artistic director of Lanvin, this showcase features over 100 garments from various collections. The entire show explores Jeanne Lanvin’s artistry as a designer: from her iconic mother/daughter logo to the reason behind the dark colors and silhouettes she used. Mirrored reflections of various garments are used to give visitors a closer and unique view of Lanvin’s creations.
The most mesmerizing part of the exhibition were the pieces with beautiful and detailed embroidery and beading. It makes one wonder how long it took for Lanvin to create such alluring garments. As most designers of her time, she started her career designing hats but never took inspiration from the current fashion trends. Her main source of inspiration was her daughter Marguerite, which soon motivated Lanvin to develop a children’s collection. In following years, she created wedding gowns, fur ensambles, lingerie, sportswear, and home décor. In 1908, she was inducted into the Syndicat de la Couture where she entered the designers union and the rest is history.
To know more about the life and inspiration of Jeanne Lanvin, visit Palais Galleria and see what Lanvin has given to the world of fashion throughout her lifetime. This exquisite exhibition is open until August 23rd. Don’t miss out!
Written by: Jessica Manno