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Bouchra Jarrar leaves Lanvin

The designer departs the French maison just 16 months after joining it

By Andrea Tim | Published: 7 Jul 2017

Jarrar leaves Lanvin
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Bouchra Jarrar is bidding farewell to Lanvin, just 16 months after she was appointed creative director.

Business of Fashion reported that Lanvin has suffered from falling revenues due to a lack of investment since Alber Elbaz, Jarrar's predecessor, left in October 2015 after his 14-year tenure.

The French fashion house confirmed the news in a statement: "Lanvin and Bouchra Jarrar have mutually decided to put an end to their collaboration. This decision is effective as of today. Madame Wang wishes to thank Bouchra Jarrar who since her arrival brought her talent to serve the company. Bouchra Jarrar thanks Madame Wang for her trust. She wishes most particularly to acknowledge the work of the teams with who she collaborated to express creativity and French know-how. Bouchra Jarrar will now concentrate on new projects."

Just last week, Jarrar had been promoted to Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, France's highest civilian honour – she was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012. The Cannes-born designer, who closed her eponymous label to concentrate on Lanvin, had produced two big-season collections for the maison: SS17 and AW17. No word yet on who will succeed her.

Related: What Lanvin looks like under Bouchra Jarrar


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