Lanvin Feather Dress
Jeanne Lanvin was a talented milliner and designer; a shrewd businesswoman; and a devoted mother. She was anti-social but took the Parisian fashion world by storm with her designs for women, children and men.
Madame Lanvin died in 1946 and her eponymous house fell into the hands of talented successors, including Antonio Canovas del Castillo (1950-1963), Claude Montana (1990-1992) and of course, Alber Elbaz (2002-2015).
This dress, estimated to be from the early 1970s was most likely a design of Jules François Crahay, who designed for the brand from 1964 to 1984. While there is no fabric tag, this feels like silk or rayon - as opposed to the thick polyester that is a hallmark of other Lanvin day dresses from the era.
Vintage size 10
Pit to pit: 21”
Length from shoulder to hem 36”