The story of Lanvin began in 1889 when Jeanne Lanvin opened her first hat shop in the heart of Paris. Four years later Leanne Lanvin’s crowning point came. She obtained a commercial lease on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and established her eponymous fashion house. Her success was instant and Parisians would flock to Lanvin.
The birth of her daughter Marguerite in 1897 turned Jeanne Lanvin's world upside down.
"By first dazzling her daughter, little by little, she will dazzle the world,” Louise de Vilmorin would then write.
Jeanne would use luxurious fabrics to design her daughter the wardrobe of every little girl’s dreams. Faced with this new success, and as a savvy businesswoman, Jeanne Lanvin opened a children’s clothing department in 1908 and devoted an entire section of her store to this new thriving business.
In 1909, Jeanne Lanvin opened a Young Ladies’ and Women’s department. Mothers and daughters would come and choose their Lanvin-brand outfits together. Day clothes, evening dresses, coats, and lingerie: Lanvin’s creations enthralled Paris.
Discover children's luxurious ready to wear pieces and accessories from the winter 2018 collection at The Baby Room.