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"Ko.I.Noor"

Design House:
House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889)
Designer:
Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946)
Date:
spring/summer 1927
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metal b) silk, metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Mme. Yves Lanvin, 1960
Accession Number:
C.I.60.19a, b
Not on view
A Chinoiserie decorative motif on a vest is married to the signature Lanvin robe de style. Consonant with the Lanvin silhouette, the dress selectively borrows from the East, almost in the manner of a Chinoiserie object placed in a modernist interior as a point of punctuation. "Throughout her collections," wrote Caroline Rennolds Milbank of Lanvin, "embroideries appear that are reminiscent of Aztec, Renaissance, eighteenth-century, Impressionist, or Cubist art. Whereas another couturière might have been tempted to translate these elements literally, Lanvin's taste and vision were so strong that they became instantly `hers.'"
Marking: [label] "Jeanne Lanvin/Paris Unis France/Ètè 1927"
[tape inscribed] "No. 8 KO.I.NOOR Coll tion"
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