The oldest fashion house still in operation, Lanvin was founded in 1889 by 22-year-old milliner Jeanne Lanvin. Its fragrances, mother-daughter outfits and ultrafeminine aesthetic soon helped it grow into a premier luxury house. Flash forward to 2001, when Alber Elbaz was named artistic director. The designer's technical genius and innate sense of what women want to wear have established a new paradigm of refinement in contemporary womenswear. Combined with the cult-favorite sportswear of men's designer Lucas Ossendrijver, Lanvin presents a vision of unparalleled luxury and elegance that makes it a must-have among fashion insiders.