Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lanvin!


Whos's that LAY-DAY?
(Don't you love that commercial!?!)


Why, she's the happy lady who lives at Lanvin!


It's always fun, albeit sometimes slightly ridiculous, to watch an old 20th-century fashion house take off again as
the newest, most important place on earth.


I stopped by Lanvin's shop on rue Boissy d'Anglas during my recent trip to Paris....


I admit I would have liked to have this fuschia "flower" brooch.

(People used to talk about "The Blue Box" in terms of Tiffany; now it refers to Lanvin.)


...and God knows I wanted some of those ballet slippers...
"Oh, how life is grand when you wear Lanvin and nothing but!!"




Designed by A. A. RATEAU
her"Lanvin Blue" Bedroom
is often as celebrated as Lanvin's designs.
Lanvin Apartments Musée des Arts Décoratifs


Armand-Albert Rateau decorated this apartment for Jeanne Lanvin at 16, rue Barbet-de-Jouy, Paris, 1920-22.



When the building was scheduled for demolition in 1965, the interiors were removed - piece by piece - and reinstalled in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

The "Lanvin Blue" comes from a 'Forget-me-not'-flower color, Lanvin's favorite shade which she purportedly saw in a Fra Angelico fresco.


The apartments include
Lanvin's Bedroom, Sitting Room and Bath.


All of the spaces are made up of the most magnificent details.





of Lanvin logo, 1928 and 1929




Now, how did I miss the LANVIN CHOCOLATES?!?