Today's post (originally published in 2010) unwraps a collection of Christmas cards from couturier Lucien Lelong in the FIDM Museum's Annette Green Fragrance Archive.
Our collection of Lucien Lelong perfume and ephemera includes a group of holiday greeting cards signed by Lucien Lelong. Though most of the cards are undated, they seem to span the years between 1935 and 1945. The cards are printed with images of iconic Parisian landmarks. Each card has a hand-written holiday greeting in French or English, along with Lucien Lelong's signature. The card above pictures the Place Vendome, the beginning of the Rue de la Paix. From the late 19th century, when Worth established his salon at No. 7, the Rue de la Paix was home to many celebrated couture houses.
Dated 1938, the card above features a printed image of two women in late 1860s style dress. Lelong's stylized L logo is imprinted on the lower left corner of the card.
This card pictures the Palais Garnier, or Paris Opera House.