SS 2012 Lanvin Runway Black Silk Sleeveless Dress

Condition: New With Tags
Retail price: €1899.00
Price: € 569
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Sleeveless black silk dress from the Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection.

  • Slips on 
  • V neckline
  • Sleeveless 
  • Loose fit
  • Front slit
  • Front pleat 
  • Fully lined
  • Retail price: €1899
  • Size on label is 38 (French sizing)
  • Waist: 42cm flat across from side seam to side seam
  • Length: 110cm from top to hem 
  • This item has been authenticated by our in-house trained professionals. Lanvin does not endorse or participate in the La Doyenne Vintage's authentication process. 
  • Lanvin is a registered trademark of Lanvin. La Doyenne Vintage is neither partnered nor affiliated with Dries Van Noten. 
  • Reference photos: Lanvin Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear Collection, Look 27 (Model: Veronika Vranova) 
€ 569
100% Silk
Made in France


Jeanne Lanvin
Fashion designer and feminist

Born rue Mazarine among eleven children in Paris in 1866 in a poor family - her father was a typist and her grandfather was famous for having helped Victor Hugo to escape during the Coup of December the 2nd - she starts working at the young age of 13 in a milliner's shop. Soon, she opens her first shop of her own in the rue Saint Honoré and sells mostly hats.

But then starts the big history of her life, and her principal source of inspiration: before divorcing from her first husband, she gives birth to her only child, Marguerite -or Daisy in English -. She could do anything for Marguerite and invents a brand-new style for children clothes. She uses new colors, such as the Polignac pink, the Velasquez green and of course the Lanvin blue, which becomes her brand image. She imagines also clothes for grown-ups and becomes very famous: Edmond Rostand even decides to order his academician costume from the Lanvin house in 1909.

Aware of the financial aspects of her business, she decides to launch a line of perfumes, to balance the cost of Haute Couture. Arpège is born, with of course a daisy flower on the bottle, one of the biggest successes in the perfume world.

Before dying in 1946, Jeanne Lanvin has secured a fashion empire. Lanvin remains the oldest French fashion house. Most of all, Jeanne Lanvin is recognized as a forerunner, a figure of feminist during times when a very few number of her peers could gain their autonomy.