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Opera star Ganna Walska wearing a fancy dress costume designed for her by Lanvin, French, 1926. Miss Walska was generally considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. This fact proved extremely important to Walska’s career as she apparently had a terrible voice and spent the majority of her career using her looks to ensnare of series of six increasingly wealthy husbands.
Robe de Style House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889) Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946) Date: fall/winter 1926–27 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Marcia Sand Bequest, in memory of her daughter, Tiger (Joan) Morse, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.184.8
Dress (Robe de Style) House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889) Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946) Date: ca. 1926 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miriam K. W. Coletti, 1995 Accession Number: 1995.588.2 This artwork is not on display