Monday, February 24, 2014


Since 1997, I have followed a mantra when procuring garments for Decades.  I always ask myself "does this look modern?"  Case in point: this 1980s Lanvin strapless dress with velvet asymmetric overlay atop a cream silk skirt.  This gown manages to look both of the past, present, and future.  However, the mix is entirely modern.  I believe this dress was designed during the Creative Direction tenure of Maryll Lanvin, a former model who married the heir to the house, Bernard Lanvin.

Lanvin velvet and satin gown, c. early 1980's Label reads 38, modern size 4 to small 6

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