Lanvin Appoints Peter Copping as Artistic Director

The British figure will lends his vision to France's longest-operating couture house.

Lanvin marks a monumental moment in 135 years of historical heritage with the appointment of Peter Copping as Artistic Director.

Founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, the label prides itself as the longest-standing haute couture house in France. Renowned for its luxury craftsmanship, Lanvin weaves its statement across a range of womenswear, menswear, leather pieces and accessories, establishing a sense of contemporary chic throughout.

The announcement signifies a turning point for the brand, shifting its focus towards technical skill and design. Centring his work around femininity, the British figure was first recognised for his work at Sonia Rykiel before spending over a decade at Louis Vuitton with Marc Jacobs as head of womenswear. Further accentuating his contrasting vision as Creative Director of Nina Ricci in Paris and Oscar de la Renta in New York, Copping would land the role of Head of Couture at Balenciaga before stepping into his new venture. Showcasing a rich knowledge of what it means to be a couturier in the present day, Copping will debut his collections for Lanvin this September.

Speaking on the fashion label’s legacy, the designer shares: “Jeanne Lanvin was a visionary of her time whose interests and passions extended far beyond fashion, as do my own. I am extremely honoured to have been chosen as Artistic Director of Lanvin and to be able, along with the atelier and teams, to write the next chapter for this iconic house.“

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