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French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director
July 11, 2017 / 7:29 AM / in 3 months

French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director

PARIS (Reuters) - Lanvin, France’s oldest fashion brand, named on Tuesday Olivier Lapidus as its new artistic director, following the departure of Bouchra Jarrar.

A woman walks past a Lanvin store in Paris, France, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Founded in 1889, Lanvin is one of France’s last major independent fashion labels in an industry dominated by multi-brand groups such as LVMH and Kering.

It has been in turmoil since the shock sacking in 2015 of previous designer Alber Elbaz after a boardroom dispute and faces a deepening crisis amid slumping sales.

Olivier Lapidus, 59, is himself the son of the late, well-known French couturier Ted Lapidus.

Reporting by Pascale Denis; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Dominique Vidalon

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