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Robe de Style

Design House:
House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889)
Designer:
Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946)
Date:
1924–25
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. W.R. Grace, 1956
Accession Number:
C.I.56.49.1
Not on view

High art as well as haute couture have often been erroneously associated with the sovereign disposition. But haute couture has also been conditioned on the relationship between couture ideas and the will of the client. A client seeking a demure profile might ask for a particular décolletage treatment, while another might demand an alternative. A designer would allow variation only in modules, but a couture garment often becomes a synergy of client and couturier.

Marking: [label] "Jeanne Lanvin, Paris, Made in France, Hiver 1924–1925"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Haute Couture," December 7, 1995–March 24, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco," June 8, 2004–September 5, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art Deco Paris," June 8, 2004–February 6, 2005.

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