Dress of the Day: Jeanne Lanvin, Cocktail Dress (c. 1924). The designer drew from a world of influences - Renaissance, Byzantine, Celtic, and Asian art and her contemporary artists, to name just a few. She created clothing in different aesthetics, but always beautiful, impressively crafted, and with a dash of fantasy. This cocktail dress is boldly graphic. I love the contrast of ivory and black and the lively feeling of motion.