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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
|All drawings from Vogue.fr|