An Art Deco Masterpiece, Mother And Daughter Logo by Paul Iribe
His shy, chubby kid makes good brand of self-deprecation aside,
Alber Elbaz celebrates more than a decade of brilliance and just edgy -enough relevance as creative lead and designer for France’s oldest house of couture.
Founded by that other female French milliner, Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, Lanvin introduced Arpege in 1927. (Chanel No. 5 was introduced in 1919.) The gold
Lanvin, Summer 1934
Like Coco Chanel. Milliner Jeanne Lanvin was not a daughter of privilege. One of 12 children, she founded Paris’ oldest house of couture in 1889
mother/daughter logo was designed by Paul Iribe. “Promise her anything but give her Arpege. ” came later.
Lanvin bags sell out quickly in Europe and often require a trip to Paris to bag a favorite. The black minaudiere is an obvious homage to the heritage fragrance at $3,750 and the white logo Seabreeze ($1985) is young, fresh and very April in Paris– with all that iimplies.
Lanvin Logo Seabreeze Clutch, $1985 At Bergdorf Goodman
Evening bag: “Lanvin Arpege perfume bottle minaudiere, $3610 at Bergdorf Goodman
Jeanne Lanvin’s Boudoir