Fashion Scents: Arpege, Iribe and Alber Elbaz for Lanvin

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An Art Deco Masterpiece, Mother And Daughter Logo by Paul Iribe

211176669999039491_trbiijDN_cHis 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.048_jeanne_lanvin_theredlist

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

Lanvin, Summer 1934

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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

Jeanne+Lanvin+headdress+1920s-1 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

Lanvin Logo Seabreeze Clutch, $1985 At Bergdorf Goodman

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Evening bag "Lanvin Arpege perfume bottle  minaudaire, $3610 at Bergdorf Goodman

Evening bag: “Lanvin Arpege perfume bottle minaudiere, $3610 at Bergdorf Goodman

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Jeanne Lanvin’s Boudoir

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