My wonderful sister-in-law bought me the Lanvin coffee table book by Dean L. Merceron for Chrismas. It’s packed with gorgeous images of Mme. Jeanne Lanvin’s creations from 1909 through 1946. Obviously, styles have changed considerably over the decades, but many of her dresses could pass for a contemporary design. This one in particular stopped me in my tracks. It looks so amazingly modern and fresh, yet it’s from 1934.