2015 will be marked by some ambitious design exhibitions. One of them, will be open in March at the Palais Galliera in Paris, entitled “Jeanne Lanvin.” Curated by its director Olivier Saillard, this show comes to unveil the legacy of the French couturier and founder of the Parisian fashion house Lanvin. What I find intriguing about Lanvin is that while she was not a part of the attempt to modernize fashion, a design revolution in which women like Coco Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet took part, but rather created fashion based on romantic themes and nostalgia, her taste in design, which mirrored that vocabulary, has become iconic. She supported the legacy of Albert Armand Rateau, whose language, heavily based on ancient neoclassical Roman material culture, was substantiated in the apartment he designed for Lanvin. A testimony to the traditional, historicist aspect of French Art Deco, the rooms, including the famed bathroom are now in the collection and on permanent show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.