Evening suit, Jeanne Lanvin

Bolero and dress

  • Jeanne Lanvin

  • White label on the dress, with the trademark woven in black and white: (logo) Jeanne Lanvin / PARIS / 15 UNIS FRANCE 7 Red stamp: ETE 1937 [‘SUMMER 1937’]. On the back: 41748
  • Gift of Madame Boussiron
  • Summer 1937
  • Dress: black and peach pink satin crepe. Bolero: peach pink satin, pink pearl embroidery on silver paillettes.
  • GAL1966.1.4 A et B
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The evening suit made its appearance early in 1934 and was comprised of a dress and jacket or, in the interests of diversity, a dress, jacket and blouse. The jackets were often embroidered: here a stylised vegetal pattern enlivens an otherwise extremely sober ensemble. The evening suit was a runaway success at the 1937 International Exhibition of Art and Technology in Paris, where Jeanne Lanvin was the uncontested leader in the haute couture field. The cut of this model reminds us of her fondness for the bolero.

Notice's author : Sophie Grossiord