Paris Between the Wars – “L” is for Jeanne Lanvin | Martha Reynolds Writes

PORTRAIT OF JEANNE LANVIN, BY DUFAU, 1925

The woman whose name is synonymous with French haute couture was born in Paris in 1867, the eldest of eleven children. She trained as a milliner (hatmaker) and dressmaker before establishing herself as a milliner at the age of 22.

Lanvin made dresses for her young daughter and caught the eye of some of Paris’ wealthiest individuals, who…

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