Jeanne Lanvin founded Lanvin in 1889. She started the company in Paris by opening a milliner's boutique, and later that year, creating her own fashion house at the same location. Her business was inspired by her daughter, Marguerite, and the clothes Jeanne Lanvin designed for her... Read More. Soon after Jeanne Lanvin began designing women's clothes and joined Syndicat de la Couture, a dressmakers' union. Today Lanvin, Paris' oldest couture fashion house, is known for its elegant clothing and stunning ready-to-wear collections for women, men, and children. Lanvin creates beautifully crafted evening gowns, bridal wear, outerwear, and handbags. Each season Lanvin shows a line of clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories at Paris Fashion Week. Along with luxurious clothing collections, the brand also creates perfumes. Jeanne Lanvin created Lanvin Parfums SA in 1924. Since then, Lanvin has launched numerous scents for men and women.