Jeanne Lanvin (French, 18671946)
Black silk taffeta with metal plaques
Gift of Miriam W. Coletti, 1993 (1993.423.1a,b)
Lanvin's evening bolero resembles the tubular construction of the kimono and its sleeves. However, Lanvin modifies her simulation by radically cropping the kimono's parts. The three-diamond shape (the diamonds are superimposed on one another) composed of metal plaques is an allusion to the mon, a Japanese clan insignia.