Jeanne Lanvin was one of the most influential designers of the 1920s and 1930s; his skillful use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries, and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colors became a Lanvin trademark. In October 2001, Elbaz was appointed artistic director of Lanvin in Paris. Elbaz's simple, feminine clothing, which has been compared to Lanvin's 1920s outfits, has been lauded by the fashion press. He says: “I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be. I want them to put on my dresses and shine.” Shop online now!