Elegance, modernity and sensuality sum up the unique qualities of Lanvin to a tee. The brand celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014, making it France's oldest fashion house.
Jeanne Lanvin, founder of the label, was an exceptional woman who loved fashion, the decorative arts and history. The story began at 22 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, where Jeanne set up as a milliner. In 1887, she welcomed a daughter, Marguerite, who was to become her muse and inspiration. And that's how Jeanne Lanvin started designing beautiful childrenswear.
The talented Alber Elbaz has been the brand's artistic director since 2001. He remains loyal to the brand's heritage, with his goal being 'to make women happy'. His collections exude remarkable elegance, conveying femininity and poetry. Clothing is adorned with a thousand and one eloquent details, including diamanté and ribbons.
Lanvin today :
Lanvin – a byword for elegance and femininity – encapsulates sophisticated fashion, particularly with its sensual dresses. The brand also offers a line of menswear, childrenswear, fragrances, accessories and home decor.
Lanvin has some 400 retail outlets around the world and its faces include Amanda Seyfried and British top model Edie Campbell.
The key pieces:
The Partition bag, the Happy bag, and Arpège perfume.