The oldest couture house in France, Lanvin was created in the late 19th century when Parisian-born Jeanne Lanvin started making clothes for her own daughter. Her skilful use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colours became her famous trademark. Soon afterwards, Lanvin opened her first boutique on the glamourous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and counted Paris’ most famous people amongst her clientele.
Today with “design genius” Alber Elbaz at the helm of Lanvin, Jeanne Lanvin’s legacy is kept alive with a modern touch and the line has grown to become an international favourite. Geometric constructions, sculpted sleeves, folds, controlled volume and vibrant colours pay homage to Jeanne Lanvin’s design philosophy of returning to basics and always being feminine. Through his collaboration, Lanvin retains its place among the top major fashion houses in the world.