I got a bit obsessed with Vintage vogue Paris Originals when I found them on ebay. Here is some info highjackt straight from vintagepatterns.wikia.com.
In February 1949, Vogue Patterns launched the Designer Line Vogue Paris Original. Those patterns were made from the designers’ own working muslin patterns and featured dresses and suits from eight famous Parisian dressmakers: Pierre Balmain, Jacques Fath, Jacques Heim, Lanvin, Molyneux, Paquin, Robert Piguet et Schiaparelli.
The patterns were wore expensive than the usual Vogue patterns ($2.50 vs $2.00 which is worth about £20 today)
Some Vogue Paris Original Patterns stated: “Straight from Paris to you-the fashion in this envelope. Your Paris Original was selected by Vogue at the dramatic opening of the designer’s collection, then flown to America where a line-for-line translation was put into pattern form.“
I just wanted to share this lovely piece of history.
Here is the best bit about this pattern. The image that someone else saved from slipping into the black hole of old patterns by scanning the pattern book it came from. This pattern is copyrighted 1961. And I have a copy. All mine. Can you imagine wearing and owning this dress? A Lanvin to boot. I think vintage Lanvin is a million times better than modern Lanvin.
Another vogue paris Original I bought also tuned out to have a little hidden gem.