Jeanne-Marie Lanvin (French: [ʒan maʁi lɑ̃vɛ̃]; 1 January 1867 – 6 July 1946) was a French haute couture fashion designer. She founded the Lanvin fashion house and the beauty and perfume company Lanvin Parfums.
The eldest of a modest family of eleven children, Jeanne Lanvin was born in Paris on January 1, 1867. From an early age, her independence and strength of character foretold Jeanne’s extraordinary fate. At the age of thirteen, Jeanne earned her first wages working for a milliner on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
1889 - Jeanne Lanvin, The Milliner. The story of Lanvin began in 1889, in a small hat shop in the heart of Paris. Jeanne Lanvin had just turned 22 and finished her apprenticeship when she opened her first hat shop in 1889 on the upper level of a store located at 16 Rue Boissy d’Anglas.
Jeanne Lanvin was a French designer in the late 1800s and early 1900s in France. While she rose from humble beginnings, she would become a savvy businesswomen and designer of haute couture for...
1915 LANVIN AND THE WORLD Being one of the most respected Parisian fashion houses was not enough for Jeanne Lanvin. The designer set off to conquer the world in 1915, showing her designs all around the globe. 1915 - San Francisco International Exposition 1925 - Paris International Exhibition of Decorative Arts
As Paris prepares for a major retrospective of Jeanne Lanvin, we showcase her work in Vogue.
In the second instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we study the life of Jeanne Lanvin, the milliner turned mogul who outlived the competition. She built the longest-running fashion house in the world on cloche hats, feminine clothes and a fragrance which is still around to this day.
fashion designer. Born: 1867. Jeanne Lanvin was famous for creating the unfitted, chemise-style flapper dress. She first designed the loose, flowing dress for her little daughter, and when its freshness and simplicity was admired by women of all ages, she adapted the design for adults.
Jeanne Lanvin: the living legacy. ‘Madame’, as Jeanne was fondly christened by her staff, passed away peacefully at the age of 79 in 1946. Lanvin’s daughter, Marguerite, then served as the president of the Lanvin house and continued to design for the brand till 1950. While the brand saw its share of struggles in harmonizing creative and ...