Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2019 Campaign: a Tribute to Babar

For Lanvin’s fall/winter 2019 campaign, creative director Bruno Sialelli pays tribute to imagination and fiction by highlighting Lanvin’s new mascot, Babar the Elephant. It makes a playful interlude within Lanvin’s collection.

Babar was invented by Jean de Brunhoff for his son, just as Jeanne Lanvin started to create dresses especially for her daughter Marguerite. Sialleli discovered the vintage Babar drawings in a French antique shop, where it were translated from books to silk: on scarves, shirts, hoodies, jumpers, boots and hats, for men and women.

Pastel-colored scenes of Babar stories compose these exclusive prints: in New York, with his family or his friend Zephir the monkey, and many more chapters will follow as Babar will stay a recurring theme in the Maison’s future collections.


For this fall/winter 2019 season, “Babar by Lanvin” series include: silk scarves in yellow, blue and pink, hoodies in cotton and silk, pale pink and white foulard boots in nappa and silk, yellow and white sailor hats in twill, glacier blue shirts in cotton poplin, yellow and pink mini Bow bags, a matching set of cardigan and jumper in navy blue or pale yellow Merino wool and silk, and a long shirt dress in silk.

“Babar by Lanvin” fall/winter 2019 collection for men and women is available in all Lanvin stores and at