Lanvin is a French multinational high fashion house, which was founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889. It is the oldest French fashion house still in operation. Lanvin made clothes for her daughter Marie-Blanche de Polignac which began to attract the attention of a number of wealthy people who requested copies for their own children. Soon, Lanvin was making dresses for some of the most famous names in Europe who were included in the clientele of her new boutique on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. In 1909, Lanvin joined the Syndicat de la Couture, which marked her formal status as a couturière. In 1990, the house was taken over by the Orcofi Group then sold to l’Oréal in 1996.