The oldest fashion house still in operation, Lanvin was founded in 1889 by 22-year-old milliner Jeanne Lanvin. Her eye for luxury, brocade, and ultrafeminine aesthetic soon turned the name 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. With its longstanding and masterful use of rich fabrics and embellishments, Lanvin presents a vision of unparalleled luxury and elegance that has, for decades, lent it the mystique of the “must-have” among fashion insiders.