Speaking of Lanvin, J & I went to a lecture at the Nelson Atkins last week by Dr. Valerie Steele (author and curator for Fashion Institute of Technology's museum) about women fashion designers, especially during Coco Chanel's heydey of the early 20th century. It was a great lecture and although I was familiar with a lot of the other designers she had mentioned (Jeanne Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Vionnet, etc.) there were quite a few that I would like to learn more about.
The Lecture was a part of the Edward Steichen exhibit, which I wasn't able to visit yet, but can't wait!
Dress by Jeanne Lanvin