Parisian stroll #20 – Lanvin at Musée des Arts Décoratifs

“While the museum attendant is away, mischievous thieves sneak in and hide themselves in the décor…”

Text: Christina Zikou


Today my fashion thirst is paving my Parisian way to the Museum of Decorative Arts, where seventy jewelers and silversmiths have been invited to showcase their most recent creations alongside Medieval/Renaissance, 17th/18th /19th century, Art Nouveau/Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary works.

Emmanuel Lacoste, bisous de langue, Copyright Andreas Licht

Gilles Jonemann, collier Nacre 2012, Copyright Gilles Jonemann

Maison Hermès, sac bijou Nausicaa 2013, Copyright Dan Tobin Smith

Taher Chemirik, collier, Copyright Alain Cornu

Maison Lanvin, pectoral Dédale, collection Lanvin Eté 2013, Copyright Lanvin


Wandering around the panorama of contemporary creations and feeling this daring, often spectacular experimentation within which the body is “questioned”, I came across one of my favorite fashion houses, that of Lanvin. Amid an abundance of excitement and faithful to his curious spirit, Alber Elbaz lets his imagination free and brings to life Jeanne Lanvin’s private apartment, adorned with the finest jewelry designed by Elie Top, long-standing collaborator of Alber Elbaz at Maison Lanvin.

The making-of transports us to a striking yet ironic set which is based on the theme of jewelry thieves… Enjoy “The Snatchers”!


*The exhibition «Dans la ligne de mire, scène du bijou contemporain en France» runs from September 20th to March 2nd at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.