Friday, 13 March 2015

Jeanne Lanvin at Le Palais Galliera Paris

At le Palais Galliera in Paris there is an exhibition to honour the oldest french maison de couture that is still in business.
The exhibition was realized in close collaboration with Alber Elbaz (Creative Director of Lanvin) and is dedicated to Jeanne Lanvin, the founder of Lanvin.
It shows us more than 100 of the magnificent pieces she has created.
We went to see the exhibition and were amazed by how detailed and unique each piece is.
Beside showing the wonderful dresses the exhibition also guides you through her life and shows the different sources that inspired her, such as religions, the medieval or exotic and ethnic inspiration. 
What we liked very much about the exhibition is that it also told us a bit of the stories of the different pieces, like for what occasion they were worn by the original owner or how they were combined back then.
Some of the pieces are exhibited in glass boxes with a mirror on the down side of the half opened cover, so it reflected the piece inside it which we think is a wonderful way to display them.
Also exhibited are some of her sketch-books, books with fabric samples and with photographs, which allows us a little inside look into her creative process.
The exhibition is a must see for every fashion and art lover, as each piece truly is a piece of art and it is fascinating to look deeper into the history of a fashion house that still exists today and influences and inspires people all around the world.

The exhibition is open until August 23 2015, you can find more details about the exhibition and the opening hours at official website of the Palais Galliera.

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