Jeanne Lanvin sitting at her desk, 1934. Getty Images.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of , the storied French fashion house is taking us into its founder Jeanne Lanvin's Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré salon. Perched atop Lanvin's Paris flagship, Madame Lanvin's office, where she worked up until her death at the age of 79, is exactly how she left it 68 years ago. We've marvelled at Coco Chanel's Paris apartment in publications many times and the privileged have had the opportunity to tour it in person, but Madame Jeanne's work space, still dressed in it's 1930s-esque decor, is a wonder equally intact but far less explored. In celebration of the house's big birthday and in preperation for an exhibit at the Palais Galliera in 2015, we are soaking up its storied history via the brand's social media channels.
A black taffeta dress decorated with pearl and rhinestone bow that was presented at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.
Madame Lanvin established her interior design business, Lanvin Décoration, at 15 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1920. Designer Armand-Albert Rateau ran the decor shop where he specialized in marble and bronze objects.
A series of spherical Lanvin vessels created between 1925 and 1927, decorated with the iconic logo of Mother & Child.
A suitcase filled with fabric belonging to Madame Lanvin.
Madame Lanvin's library composed of antique books and fabrics collected from her foreign travels.
Precious fabrics collected from her travels abroad.
Madame Lanvin's office as she had it in 1936.