In 1889, Jeanne Lanvin, then a young milliner, opens the Lanvin fashion house dedicated to the world of tailormade hats on the iconic rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the heart of Paris. The culture-loving designer, who officially became a dressmaker in 1909, surrounds herself with artists and young talents, and draws inspiration from her travels for her haute couture creations. Jeanne Lanvin establishes herself as an influential figure at the origin of a timeless style that's known around the world. Her singular look, attention to detail, and vision of Parisian chic contributes greatly to the brand's success.
Lanvin is the oldest French fashion house still in business today.