Couture house founded in 1885. Mme. Lanvin was one of the very few women to achieve success at an early date. The house remained in the Lanvin family for many decades. From 1951 to 1963 the designer was Antonio de Castillo, followed by Crahay.(2005). Since 2001 the designer is Alber Elbaz , Israeli designer previously with Yves Saint Laurent.