Founded in 1889 Jeanne Lanvin, Lanvin is the oldest Parisian fashion house. In 1964, Lanvin was the first perfume house to launch a men's fragrance based on vetiver.
Lanvin continues to develop by building on its roots and its history. From Haute couture (1909) to men's fashion (1926), decoration (1920), and perfumes ("My Sin" in 1925, "Arpège" 1927), the young milliner became the Ambassador of French elegance; transforming her hat and clothing workshops into a veritable fashion empire.
The Lanvin blue came to life through Madame's spontaneous enthusiasm for a Fra Angelico painting. Along with the motifs created by Armand-Albert Rateau, Jeanne Lanvin's decorator and partner, Lanvin created a distinctive image which remains to this day.
Since 1993, the House has focused on luxury ready-to-wear and accessories as well as perfumes.