Lanvin Appoints New Inventive Director 4 Days After Bouchra Jarrar's Exit

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Olivier Lapidus is the brand new inventive director of Lanvin. The French designer takes the place of Bouchra Jarrar, who stepped down final week after beforehand helming the style home for 16 months following Alber Elbaz's exit.

Lapidus' new position is efficient instantly, and Business of Fashion reviews he already began on Monday. Earlier than his new position beneath the French trend home, he was artistic director for Balmain Homme in 1985-1986, joined Maison Lapidus till it closed in 2000, and designed décor for the Lodge Felicien in Paris. Just lately, he launched Creation Olivier Lapidus, which he calls the world's first web-based couture home.

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"It's a nice honor to hitch Lanvin and I warmly thank Madame Wang for putting her confidence in me," Lapidus stated in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter, giving a nod to the model's Taiwan-based proprietor Shaw-Lan Wang.

"With almost 130 years of historical past, Lanvin is the oldest French couture home. To make sure its longevity is an immense process and an thrilling problem," he added. Although he intends to protect the style home's legacy, sources inform BoF that Lapidus plans to revamp the model as "a French Michael Kors."

Along with having a brand new designer, the label can also be reportedly shifting its headquarters from Paris' Rue Boissy d'Anglas—the place Jeanne Lanvin initially based the atelier in 1889—to the town's Levallois suburb later this yr. The main modifications arrive after the model noticed sales drop 23 % in 2016 and 35 % within the first two months of 2017.

Lanvin and Bouchra Jarrar haven't but commented on the information of Lapidus' appointment.

Bella Hadid walks in Lanvin's Fall 2017 present throughout Bouchra Jarrar's tenure on the trend home.

From: Harper's BAZAAR