Vintage Cocktail Dress Black Wool Jeanne Lanvin Paris Couture 1960s 36-41-48
Label is Jeanne Lanvin, Paris; Also on the label is Marie Carine (Maria Carine). This is true couture and great and easy to wear collectors item. It is out of an exclusive collection from Finland.
Marked Size: none
Length (shoulder to hem): 38.5
CONDITION: Excellent !
Bust - 32"
Waist - 26"
Shoulders - 15"
Hips - 35 1/2"
Height - 5'8"
Here is some information about Maria Carine:
Maria Carine was owned by Maria Moutet-Chenu. She worked with four couturiers: Heim, Desses, LaRoche, and Lanvin.
After the couture showings, each couturier would give her sketches based upon the garments they had just shown. Moutet-Chenu made the toiles which were approved by the designers. Then each ready-to-wear garment was cut individually by hand in the Maria Carine workrooms in Paris using the same fabrics that were used for the couture garment.
Maria employed hundreds of seamstresses, many of whom worked in their own homes. They sewed each garment individually to exacting standards.
This was the highest of high-end ready-to-wear.
Written by Coutureallure