Lanvin Appoints Bouchra Jarrar As Artistic Director for Women’s Collections!

                                                                                                                                                             Photo courtesy of Lanvin  

                                         Bouchra Jarra and Lanvin chief executive officer Michèle Huiban

Months of speculating as to who would take over as artistic director at Lanvin after Alber Elbaz was let go back in October came to an end today - Bouchra Jarrar will take over as the artistic director of women’s collections at the oldest Paris fashion house starting Monday. She is expected to show her first collection for the brand this fall.

Bouchra Jarrar joins Lanvin with an impressive resume! Graduating from the Paris’ Duperré School of Applied Arts in 1994, Jarrar went on to design Jean Paul Gaultier’s licensed jewellery collection, then worked as studio director for Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, and as head of couture design for Christian Lacroix. She launched her signature house in 2010.

Unlike Elbaz, Jarrar will only head the women’s collections at Lanvin, and the appointment announcement was made shortly after this season’s women’s wear collection, designed by the internal design team, received a poor reception last week during Paris Fashion Week.

“Her timeless style is in agreement with the style and values of our house. Her talent, her rigour, her mastery of the body and materials will bring to the house of Lanvin a freshness and modernity while respecting its historic couture soul, a symbol of French elegance.” Lanvin chief executive Michèle Huiban said on Friday, after announcing Jarrar’s new position.

After admiring her work for years, we’re very excited to see Bouchra Jarrar’s talents at Lanvin!