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Learn A Line: Lanvin

January 27, 2009

Name: Lanvin

Designer: Alber Elbaz

Timeline:

– 1889: Jeanne Lanvin opens her first boutique. Her clothing designs (for her daughter) catch on among the Parisian elite; soon, she’s designing for both daughter and mother.

– 1909: Lanvin joins Le Syndicat de la Couture, officially becoming a couturiere.

– 1927: Lanvin produces its signature fragrance, Arpege, and establishes itself as an important perfumer. By this time, the Lanvin line also includes home goods, fur, and menswear lines.

– 1946: Jeanne Lanvin dies, passing the company to her daughter. From here, the company goes through a chain of succession, ultimately passing from family to investment firms.

– 2001: Alber Elbaz is appointed head designer of the house.

Aesthetic: Bold, solid coloring; minimalism with movement; inventive use of fabric (whether through draping, tucking, or folding).

Known For: Elbaz’s Spring 2008 collection, which exemplified modern glamour in its simplicity; Natalie Portman’s loyalty; extremely covet-worthy (and under-the-trendy-radar) accessories; Maggie Gyllenhaal’s 2009 Golden Globes dress.

Site: http://www.lanvin.com/

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