Notre Chanel – A New Biography on Mademoiselle by Jean Lebrun

Gabrielle Chanel, a source of endless inspiration due to her powerful personality and  her ability to continuously reinvent herself, has, since April 2014 when the book was released, a new biography on stands, written by journalist and historian Jean Lebrun –  a man who, aside his now defunct partner, Bernard Costa, lost to AIDS in 1990,…

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Lanvin Celebrates Its 125th Birthday

Lanvin prepares to celebrate its 125th birthday. In 1889, Jeanne Lanvin founded her Fashion House, on the corner of rue Boissy d’Anglas and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It was the success of her hat designs that led her to launch her own business –  “Lanvin (Mademoiselle Jeanne) Modes” – and to design the hats of the…