Woman's day dress

French (Paris)
about 1914
Designed by Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946), For House of Lanvin (French, founded in 1890)

Object Place: Paris, France


137.16 cm (54 in.); Legacy dimension: CB: 54 in. (137.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton; taffeta

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Purple shot silk day dress with V-neck front and back and dolman sleeves. “Fichu” of ivory cotton wraps around shoulders and waist. Pleated purple taffeta band along hem of skirt with four large silk roses at front, back, left and right sides.
Label: “Jeanne Lanvin Paris 22, Faubourg St. Honoré”
Condition: fair; silk severely split under arms; small holes in skirt and bodice; sleeve cuffs slit; some staining, tearing, abrasion, weft displacement; “fichu” detached from bodice


Francesca Galloway
21 Cornwall Gardens
London SW7 4 AW
U. K.

Credit Line

Gift of Francesca Galloway


Reproduced with permission.