Black and White
©kMadisonMooreFineArt Inc. 2014
14 x 18 Jeanne Lavin Fashion
Oil Painting on Canvas
Being in the fashion industry when I was younger still lingers.
I designed many gowns for fashion show models and loved it
but I loved painting more. This is my way of still being involved.
to now honor the great designers in the industry.
Jeanne Lavin was a wonderful prolific artist.
Jeanne Lanvin was born in Paris on 1 January 1867, the daughter of Constantin Lanvin and Sophie White. The eldest of 11 children, she became an apprentice milliner at Madame Félix in Paris at the age of 16 and trained at dressmaker Talbot before becoming a milliner on the rue du Faubourg Saiint-Honore in 1889.
In 1909, Lanvin joined the Syndicat de la Couture , which marked her formal status as a couturier. The clothing Lanvin made for her daughter began to attract the attention of a number of wealthy people who requested copies for their own children. Soon, Lanvin was making dresses for their mothers, and some of the most famous names in Europe were included in the clientele of her new boutique on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.
Designs by Mme Lanvin in “La Gazette du Bon Ton” 1922
From 1923, the Lanvin empire included a dye factory in Nanterre. In the 1920s, Lanvin opened shops devoted to home décor, menswear, furs and lingerie.