2006 Lanvin

Clear and light colors have always been a Lanvin trademark. One within Jeanne Lavins' palette is a green inspired by Diego Velázquez' paintings. For her only daughters wedding to the Count de Polignac in 1925 she came up with a powdery pink which she subsequently included into her collections and labeled Polignac. And her copy of the blue which Fra Angelico used in his fresco for the Niccoline Chapel became the designer's true signature color. Today many years after Madame Lavins' passing Lanvin still exists. It is named the oldest French fashion house, dating back to 1905. Michele Obama was photographed in Lanvin sneakers while volunteering at the food bank (2009), Lanvin became guest designer for one collection at H&M (2010) and the official producer of the London-based football club Arsenal FC (2013). In 2006 by than artistic director Alber Elbaz introduced a new packaging for the line which supposedly features a bright pastel hue version of Madame's favorite blue, which outgrew the blues in Angelico's fresco into a bubble-gum-soft-serve-forget-me-not-flower-baby-blue matched with a stark black silk ribbon.