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Bouchra Jarrar Named Lanvin's Women's Designer

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Bouchra Jarrar

The designer will begin her duties on March 14.

After a week's worth of speculation, Lanvin confirmed on Friday morning that French designer Bouchra Jarrar will assume duties as the artistic director of the women's collections for the fashion house beginning on March 14. The announcement follows the label's fall 2016 showing at Paris Fashion Week, which was not well-received by critics.   

Jarrar follows in the foot steps of Alber Elbaz, who was dismissed from the brand in October 2015 after 14 years. Though Elbaz oversaw both men's and women's design, Jarrar will oversee the women's collection only. No one has yet been named as a men's designer.

The 45-year-old has spent more than two decades in the industry, with stints at Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, Lacroix and her own namesake label, which she founded in 2010. In 2013, she launched an official haute couture label, which has been praised for its sleek, impeccably tailored pieces.

Jarrar began making a name for herself with the Hollywood set in 2015, dressing A-listers Ciara, Jennifer Aniston and, most memorably, Tatiana Maslany at the 2015 Emmys, who made many best-dressed lists for her sexy couture tuxedo. 

"Bouchra Jarrar has worked with major fashion houses and has built a career on determination and high standards, always putting creation and technique at the heart of her work," wrote the house on its official Instagram account. Her first collection for Lanvin will be spring 2017.

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