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“Robe Cyclone” Evening Gown

Jeanne Lanvin1939

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

In 1918 Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) began designing Stilkleider (“style dresses”) with a romantic character that radically differed from the factual, strict line of the 20s. This full-length ball gown, with wide, two-tiered skirt, is another iteration of this. The narrow bodice with extended waist has wide shoulder straps and deep, square front and back necklines. The bust is rendered with splendid rhinestone and faux pearl embroidery, with black flowerstones and additional relief decoration of ornamental buttons with rhinestones. Slight transverse ruffles are incorporated in the seams of the bodice. Both valances have open side seams. The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum in New York owns a variation of the model seen here, the skirt is identical but the bodice displays an alternate design (Inv. no. C.I.46.4.18 a,b).

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  • Title: “Robe Cyclone” Evening Gown
  • Creator: Jeanne Lanvin
  • Date: 1939
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Place of origin: Paris, France
  • Length: Fl. 161 cm, bl. 171 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1986, private London collection
  • Type: Dress
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Black linen weave silk, taffeta; embroidery: rhinestones, glass stone flowers, faux pearls and black flower beads

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