“A long history of success: the Lanvin fashion house is the oldest in the world. The first creations bythe later haute couture salon were simple clothes for children”
“If one glances behind the imposing facade of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 22, in Paris, one will see a wold full of history. For this is the Lanvin headquarters, the oldest couture house in the world. Founded by Jeanne Lanvin, who at the outset of her career could not even afford to buy fabric for her creations.
“Lanvin’s first contact with fashion came early if life–admittedlyless out of creative passion than economic hardship. In order to help support her six younger siblings, Lanvin, then only fifteen, took a job with a tailor in the suburbs of Paris. In 1890, at twenty-seven, Lanvin took the daring leap into independence, though on a modest scale.
1929 – Lanvin sketch
Simone Werle. p. 13.
- Publisher: Prestel (April 24, 2010)