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Dialogues: 130 Years of Lanvin

Start Date 06 December 2019
End Date 09 February 2020
Venue Fosun Foundation
Location Shanghai, China
Curator Judith Clark
Designer Judith Clark
Dressed mannequins with skull cap wigs

Duration: Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Sunday, February 9, 2020
Opening: Friday, December 6, 2019
Venue: Fosun Foundation Shanghai

The house that Jeanne Lanvin founded in 1889 at a small hat shop in the heart of Paris is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. Lanvin is known around the world for its timeless designs, craft perfection and bold use of cuts and colours. To celebrate the past and the future, Fosun Foundation marks Lanvin’s anniversary by staging a never-seen-before exhibition. Dialogues: Lanvin 130 Years opened its doors early in December – around the same time the brand’s new concept store launched at the Bund Finance Centre (BFC).

The exhibition features over 70 antique clothing items, archive photos and video footage, new runway pieces and precious works of embroidery, providing a comprehensive view of the house’s influence on the fashion world over the past 130 years, as well as its reinterpretation under Lanvin’s new Creative Director, Bruno Sialelli. Famous pieces such as Siégel mannequins wearing dresses, ‘Symphonie’ Coat, ‘Mother and Child’ Dolls and more will be shown throughout the exhibit’s two floors.