Antonio Canovas del Castillo (1908-1984) began his career in Paris in the 1930s, designing for Paquin and Piguet. In 1945 he went to New York to work at Elizabeth Arden. While in New York he also designed for the theatre and for the New York Opera. In 1950 Castillo was appointed couturier at Lanvin. There he followed in the tradition of Lanvin, with designs influenced by her famous robes de style. During his time there, the label became known as Lanvin-Castillo. Oscar de la Renta was his assistant designer there from 1961 to 1963. He opened his own business for private clients in 1965. He also designed for the movies.
See also: Lanvin
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