Dean Merceron is an authority on 20th-century French fashion and is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Harold Koda is Curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alber Elbaz is the current Design Director of Lanvin.
"The legendary French design house Lanvin was founded by a pioneering woman whose couture creations for her daughter attracted the attention of the rich and famous in nineteenth century Paris. This book showcases some of the most impressive designs in over one hundred twenty years of fashion." -Bookriot.com