How does a 13-year-old Parisian milliner’s apprentice from a modest, working class background –the eldest of eleven children–who can neither boast beauty nor education, succeed in making her way through two world wars and building a small Couture empire in a single lifetime?
Indeed, Jeanne Lanvin’s destiny was nothing short of extraordinary. A new exhibition dedicated to the great Couturière’s legacy is currently held at the Palais Galliera, Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, and will run...
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