Jeanne Lanvin founded her label in 1889, starting out as a milliner and later dressing Paris’s upper class. The company built a name with ultrafeminine clothing, marked by elaborate trimmings like embroidery and beading, as well as its popular fragrances.
In 2001 Alber Elbaz became artistic director at the Parisian house. He has been described as the modern romantic who found his perfect niche at Lanvin.
His signature designs for the label – pleated silk dresses, satin ribbon details and
costume jewellery – are now among the most sought-after in fashion.Today, it’s the oldest French fashion house in operation. And while it encompasses menswear, it is best loved among editors and celebs for exquisitely made womenswear, perfume and jewelry.
The video says it all.
LANVIN CAMPAIGN FALL WINTER 2011 2012
Acknowledgements: Lanvin, U tube, Bluefly.com, NY fashion Magazine
- Runway Retrospective: Lanvin (fabsugar.com)
- Alber Elbaz Pens a Lanvin Tome, a Mom-and-Daughter Model Duo, Ryan McGinley’s Big Show, and More… (style.com)
- Lanvin Spring 2012 Runway (fabsugar.com)