Just days after Lanvin announced their creative director of just 16 months would be stepping down, the luxury French fashion house have appointed a new designer to take the helm. Olivier Lapidus, son of Ted Lapidus who famously clothed Brigitte Bardot and The Beatles, will succeed Bouchra Jarrar, who left the brand after showing her second collection. He previously served as creative director of Balmain Homme in the 80s and before coming artistic director of his family business, Maison Lapidus.
Lanvin's new creative director Olivier Lapidus
"It is a great honor to join Lanvin and I warmly thank Madame Wang for placing her confidence in me," Olivier Lapidus said in a statement. "With nearly 130 years of history, Lanvin is the oldest French couture house. To ensure its longevity is an immense task and an exciting challenge."
Lanvin owner Shaw-Lan Wang announced, “I welcome the arrival of Olivier Lapidus to the artistic direction of Lanvin. His great understanding of the world of this house, the world of fashion and design, and his resolutely modern approach will bring Lanvin to new horizons.”
Lapidus will present his first collection for Lanvin in September.