Friday, March 15, 2013

La Mere et La Fille

We have all heard about daughters shopping in their Mother's closets - my daughter already shops my closet and at RARE vintage - and she is only ten!  Just this morning, it seems all of my Tom Ford lipsticks had disappeared...  she claimed innocence - mmm-hmmm.  But when I saw these croquis of Jeanne Lanvin's drawings for little girls, I thought: damn it!  I am ready to shop from her closet!

cro-quis: comes from the French and means "sketch".  

Jeanne Lanvin was famously devoted to her daughter, Marguerite de Pietro - who later became Marie-Blanche, the Comtesse de Polignac, and in 1908 la Mere Lanvin designed her first children's clothing line which was enormously successful.  So somewhere, someone out there surely still has a collection of Jeanne Lanvin's children's clothing - and if you do, I would be thrilled to see them!  Please email or phone 212.581.7273. Gum, paint, dirt - not an issue : )

And let me tell you, Jeanne Lanvin pour les petites filles was something so exquisite, so beautiful, so refined, you would have wanted to shop your daughter's closet too!

Tres sage:


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