Lanvin dress in “Lanvin blue”, fall-winter 1934-35
This particular shade of blue is known as “Lanvin blue.” The shade was one of the many designer colors which Lanvin had produced in her dye factory in Nanterre, France. The color could not be reproduced and therefore was never subjected to reproduction as was many of the designer garments in this period where design theft was rampant. As with many of Lanvin’s creations, this garment shows historical representation. Its loose style and sleeve design are directly mimicking of the houppelande worn by men and women in the 14th and 15th centuries.