Lanvin, the oldest continually operating couture house in France, has *finally* announced the official appointment of Peter Copping as Artistic Director. Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, the Paris-based brand will welcome Copping as the creative lead for the house’s womenswear and menswear collections starting this September 2024.

Peter Copping | Courtesy of Lanvin

Announced across the fashion house’s social channels, the brand stated in their Instagram stories “Drawing on the breadth of his wide-ranging experience, Peter Copping brings to Lanvin the singular perspective and technical expertise of a modern couturier. His mission aligns with the brand transformation wherein Lanvin is reframed in contemporary culture by a sensibility of radical chic and French sophistication.”

“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.”

—Peter Copping, Artistic Director of Lanvin

A British national and graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, Copping first started his impressive resume with his time at Sonia Rykiel, going on to spend over a decade at Louis Vuitton alongside Marc Jacobs as head of womenswear. Soon after, Copping was subsequently named Creative Director of Nina Ricci in Paris and soon after Oscar de la Renta in New York (where Mr. de la Renta himself assigned Copping his successor.) Most recently, Copping tried his turn as Head of Couture at Balenciaga alongside Demna, where Copping helped guide the ateliers with the reintroduction of couture for the house and subsequently as Head of VIP and Special Projects.

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