The bedroom

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Connaissance des Arts, photograph Roger Guillemot, 1963

The bedroom, created in 1925, is entirely clad with “Lanvin blue” silk, the blue that Jeanne Lanvin fell in love with when she discovered the Italian Primitives, particularly Fra Angelico.

The wall fabric, the lower part of which is decorated with palm leaves, rose motifs and daisies in homage to her daughter Marguerite (who later changed her name to Marie-Blanche), was machine-embroidered in the Lanvin workshops in orange-tinted white and silver thread. The bedspread, curtains and radiator covers are in the same embroidered fabric, whose principal motif, the daisy, is sculpted in wood on the arched skirting and door frames.

The principal pieces of furniture are in antique-patinated bronze, decorated either with the daisy motif or the pheasant motif present in the boudoir. The chairs are in varnished oak upholstered with needlepoint tapestry, Jeanne Lanvin’s favourite pastime. The handles of the gilt bronze doorknobs are the glass paperweights that Jeanne Lanvin collected.

  • Handles of the three doors giving onto the landing of the private staircase leading to the bedroom and the boudoir.

    Clichy glassworks
    crystal with slices of « millefiori » gass rod inclusions

    inv. 39948

The large picture window separating the bedroom and boudoir gives the bedroom a certain theatricality, despite its small size. To recreate its former colours, the silk wall fabric in Jeanne Lanvin’s bedroom was hand-embroidered after the original in the museum’s collections.

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Plan of the private appartments, situated on the 2nd floor, in 1925
  • Connaissance des Arts, photograph Roger Guillemot, 1963
  • Connaissance des Arts, photographie Roger Guillemot, 1963


  • Stylish dress, haute-couture collection Autumn –Winter 1919

    JEANNE LANVIN (1867-1946)
    changing silk taffeta, silk tulle

    UFAC collection, inv. UF 81-26-13 AB
  • Jeanne Lanvin’s boudoir sofa

    16, rue Barbet-de-Jouy

    inv. 39890

Ornements et décors brodés

  • Day dress Byzance, 1920

    JEANNE LANVIN (1867-1946)
    silk crêpe lined with cotton organdie, silk thread and pearl embroidery

    UFAC collection, inv. UF 67-13-13
  • Lanvin-Decoration

    Embroidered panel featured in Art & Decoration, October 1921

    inv. Ba LANV 30
  • Details of the wall hangings from the bedroom of Jeanne Lanvin

    16, rue Barbet-de-Jouy
    Silk embroidered with cotton and copper threads

    inv. 39948
  • Detail from a coat, haute couture collection, summer 1921

    JEANNE LANVIN (1867-1946)
    woolen cloth embroidered in chain stitch, silk satin

    UFAC collection, inv. UF 78-36-4
  • Frieze project

    ARMAND-ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938),decorator and PAUL PLUMET
    black ink, wash, graphite on vellum paper
    don FRANCOIS RATEAU, 1995

    inv. 995.129.1.7