Jeanne Lanvin // Art Deco Apartment
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If you have had the chance to look to the latest fashion shows you have noticed that the latest trend in fashion is blue. Blue was also the favorite color of Jeanne Lanvin, the cornflower shade of blue. In her spectacular Art Deco apartment in 16 rue Barbet de Jouy, in Paris, decorated by Armand-Albert Rateau, the blue is the main color in her bedroom. To create the “Blue Lanvin” Jeanne was inspired by the sky of Fra Angelico frescoes, the silk walls in her bedroom are breathtaking and it seems to be inside the painting “The Virgin of the Annunciation”. For the bathroom the color palette is black and cream, extremely elegant and sophisticated, the use of marble, full of hand-crafted details as the carved sink, the cast bronze hardware, the mosaic floor, etc. The marble gives the “allure” of ancient Rome. Unfortunately the apartment was destroyed in 1965, however the complete decoration and furniture of the bedroom and bathroom was saved and given to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.