Born Jeanne Beckers .House founded in 1891. Her success was contemporary with Poiret, a primary competitor. Like him, she took her designs to America and championed an early fight for proprietary labeling in fashion. After Jeanne Paquin's death, designers for the house have been Ana de Pombo, Antonio Canovas del Castillo(1942), Colette Masignac(1946), Lou Cavaliere(1949). The house closed in 1956.