Manhattan – Upper East Side
815 Madison Ave (at E. 68th St.)
Manhattan, NY 10065
For the first time in its 121-year history, the longest-operating French fashion house has opened a New York City retail location. Jeanne Lanvin launched the label in 1889, but much of Lanvin's current prominence is owed to creative director Alber Elbaz, who has overseen the line since 2001, and has drawn a following that includes the likes of Michelle Obama and Victoria Beckham. The three-level townhouse-turned-boutique, which opened in mid-July, features two-story Palladian windows, art-deco chandeliers, a furry white shag rug and plenty of seating from which to take in Lanvin's feminine and elegant women's ready-to-wear, couture and accessories collections.