Swarovski partners with Palais Galliera and Lanvin to celebrate “Jeanne Lanvin”, grande dame of haute couture
Swarovski is delighted to support the Palais Galliera’s staging of “Jeanne Lanvin”, the first major retrospective of the couturier’s work to be presented in Paris. The landmark exhibition, which opens in March 2015, honours the oldest French fashion house still in business, and features over a hundred pieces from the extraordinary collections of the Palais Galliera and Lanvin Heritage – many richly embroidered with Swarovski crystal.
Swarovski, which celebrates its 120th anniversary next year, was established in 1895, soon after Mme Lanvin set up her couture house, and its history is interwoven with the story of haute couture. Founder Daniel Swarovski travelled to Paris with his precision-cut crystals in the late 1890s and they soon became prized ingredients in the dressmaking ateliers of Paris. He went on to work with early couturiers including Charles Frederic Worth, Jeanne Paquin and Jeanne Lanvin, who used Swarovski crystals to adorn the luxuriously embellished evening gowns, which became her trademark.