Jeanne Lanvin was a French haute couture fashion designer and founder of the Lanvin fashion house and the beauty and perfume company Lanvin Parfums. She designed clothing, accessories, home décor, menswear, furs and lingerie for famous clients such as the Duchess of Windsor and the Countess of Polignac. She also collaborated with celebrated French designer Armand-Albert Rateau on her interior and furniture designs.
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.
History of the House 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 Vogue attributed much of Lanvin’s success to “the cult of youth” that raged in the nineteen-teens, much as it does now.
Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, it is the oldest French fashion house still in operation.  Since 2018, it has been a subsidiary of Shanghai -based Lanvin Group. Bruno Sialelli, a 31-year-old French designer, was named Creative Director of Lanvin in January 2019. History A November 1915 Lanvin design shown in the United States.
Learn about the life and legacy of Jeanne Lanvin, the French fashion designer who founded one of the most famous French fashion houses. Discover how she created a style of elegance, femininity, and modernity with her hats, clothing, perfumes, and interior design. Explore her travel journals, artistic influences, and iconic logo.
LANVIN returns to elegance and sophistication, channeling what Jeanne Lanvin called ‘le chic ultime’. Presented through intimate portraits of six female personalities, Steven Meisel and M/M Paris reveal the characteristics of a newly imagined LANVIN woman: cultured, curious, discreet, self-possessed and secure in just her own skin.
30 August 2015 PARIS, France — The house of Lanvin, named after its founder, Jeanne Lanvin, is the oldest surviving fashion house in continuous existence. Jeanne Lanvin was born in 1867, the eldest of 10 children. Her father was a journalist.
In the early 1910s, Jeanne Lanvin began designing full-skirted gowns that would come to be known in the 1920s as robes de style. She considered the look—with its panniered form that evokes eighteenth-century elegance—feminine, romantic, and universally becoming.