Lanvin, one of the oldest fashion house in Paris was founded by Jeanne Lanvin. Jeanne Lanvin started as a milliner and opened her first boutique selling hats in 1989 in Paris. After the birth of her daughter, Lanvin used her craftsmanship and embroidery skills she learnt as a milliner to make and sell children’s clothes in her boutique. The mothers love the clothes she made for their kids and asked Lanvin to design for them as well. This quickly lead to her first womenswear line.
The House of Lanvin is headed up by Alber Elbaz and since talking over the helm as Creative Director, Elbaz has made the historic French label one of the most desired brand in the world with his beautiful feminine dresses adhering to Lanvin’s rich heritage in dressmaking.