Paul Iribe’s illustration of Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter Marguerite, as used for Lanvin merchandise—including perfumes.
Have you ever visited someone’s home and wished you could peek into his or her closet? It’s ok; I won’t tell.
The temporary installation “Sara Berman’s Closet” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gives us that opportunity, in a staged yet subtly effective way. It’s a recreation of the closet of one woman who lived alone in Greenwich Village from 1982 through 2004, and who happened to be the mother of artist Maira Kalman.
This print, titled L’Odorat, was issued in France circa 1750. It’s a typical example of the Rococo style: beautifully dressed aristocrats engaging in flirtation while enjoying a garden landscape, all rendered in soft, bright colors and delicate curves.