Founded in 1889, Lanvin is the oldest French fashion house still in operation. Its founder Jeanne Lanvin began the house in the most organic way possible. The beautiful clothes that she made for her daughter attracted the attention of the upper class in Europe who requested that she clothe both their children and produce dresses for them. In 1909, Lanvin joined the Syndicat de la Couture.
The house grew and prospered under family direction for nearly a century, with expansions into other areas including menswear and perfume. Ultimately, the house had its spirit revived in 2001, with a modernization of style and new direction under the direction of Alber Elbaz.
With a growing portfolio of products, Lanvin has expanded its international notoriety, and stands as a reference for French luxury.