Peter Copping Joins Lanvin As New Artistic Director

Lanvin, the oldest continually operating couture house in France, announced the appointment of Peter Copping as Artistic Director.
Peter Copping, Fashion Designer | Photo by Riccardo Olerhead

Lanvin appoints Peter Copping Artistic Director

Lanvin, the oldest continually operating couture house in France, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Copping as Artistic Director. Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, and headquartered in Paris, the maison will welcome Copping as the creative lead for womenswear and menswear collections effective September 2024. 

A British national and graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, Peter Copping began his career at Sonia Rykiel and then spent over a decade at Louis Vuitton with Marc Jacobs as head of womenswear. He was subsequently named Creative Director of Nina Ricci in Paris and Oscar de la Renta in New York, where Mr. de la Renta, who had himself been a designer at Lanvin under Antonio Castillo, designated Copping his successor. Most recently, Copping served as Head of Couture at Balenciaga where he directed the ateliers for the reintroduction of the couture collection and subsequently as Head of VIP and Special Projects.

Drawing on the breadth and depth of his wide-ranging experience across categories and continents, Peter Copping brings to Lanvin the singular perspective and technical expertise of a modern couturier. His mission aligns with the brand transformation initiated over the past two years wherein Lanvin is reframed in contemporary culture by a sensibility of radical chic and French sophistication.

“Peter Copping’s arrival at Lanvin is an important milestone in the renaissance of one of the great French maisons. I am confident that with Peter’s vision and technical rigor and the continued perseverance of our teams globally, we will identify a new frontier in fashion and deliver beauty and results in equal measure” commented Siddhartha Shukla, Deputy CEO of Lanvin.

“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“, said Peter Copping.

“Lanvin Group is delighted to welcome Peter Copping to Lanvin. I am certain that Peter’s outstanding talent and capacity to reinterpret the codes of the maison with curiosity and innovation make him the ideal candidate to drive success for Lanvin. This new chapter for the house fits perfectly with our commitment to meeting the evolving needs and desires of our clients“, added Eric Chan, CEO of Lanvin Group.

“With 135 years of heritage, Lanvin boasts an exceptionally rich history and is one of the most celebrated names in fashion worldwide. As Lanvin Group’s flagship brand, Lanvin is an integral part of our family. With the nomination of Peter Copping, we look forward to the maison’s continued transformation and growth“, said Zhen Huang, Chairman of Lanvin Group.