In 1889 Jeanne Lanvin opened her first hat shop and four years later founded the fashion house Lanvin. In 1909 he inaugurated the "Bambina" and "Donna" departments proposing evening dresses, daywear but also coats and lingerie. In 1923 the Lanvin Sport department was inaugurated. In 1926 it was the first Parisian fashion house to create a line of bespoke men's clothing. Today Lanvin is the oldest French fashion house still in business.