1930s Jeanne Lanvin Dress & Jacket
This dress is so much more beautiful in person that it shows in the photos. The color is a deep navy blue. The fabric is either a silk, or rayon crepe, with a bit of blue nylon mesh at the top. I love the way the mesh creates the illusion of a strapless bodice. The bodice is smooth to the natural waist, then the skirt is pin-tuck pleated, starting at 1/2" at the waist and graduating to 1 1/2" pleats at the hem. The workmanship is remarkable. The little jacket is unlabeled, but it is trimmed in the same fabric as the dress so I am sure they belong together. It is made from heavy guipure lace, trimmed in the crepe that was cut in a scalloped design... actually, it is alternating half oval, and half diamond pattern. Again, the workmanship is incredible. The jacket has little arrow shaped pockets at the chest. This is a very Lanvin detail. You would want to put little scarves in the pockets to show them off. The 15 amber colored buttons bring the whole ensemble together perfectly.