Lanvin was established in 1909 by Jeanne Lanvin. Inspired by contemporary arts and the cultures of the world, Lanvin was the first to see fashion as a lifestyle. Her vision and dedication have been carried on by the current creative director, Alber Elbaz. Elbaz's designs execute his desire to make women happy, while Lucas Ossendrijver definines Lanvin's menswear through his attention to detail and material. The Lanvin collections present an artistic sensitivity to color, volume, and composition for both men and women.