The following biographical information was taken from fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez's obituary written by Anne-Marie Schiro for the New York Times on March 18, 1987. Lopez died of complications from AIDS the age of 44 in Los Angeles.
An artist whose constantly changing but always flamboyant
Jeanne Lanvin was one of the premier Parisian couturiers of the twenties and thirties. Her gowns were cherished for their modern silhouettes and masterful embroidery, beading and trimmings.
Lanvin had always made beautiful dressed for daughter Marie-Blanche, and she became renowned for the eleg