Bouchra Jarrar Is the New Women's Designer at Lanvin, Fashion Breathes a Sigh of Relief

Lanvin, whose beloved longtime designer Alber Elbaz was ousted last fall in what critic Vanessa Friedman called a “very ugly divorce,” has been visibly struggling without him. WWD reports that Bouchra Jarrar, who has done stints at Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix and launched her own house in 2010, will start as…

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Everyone Is Appalled By How Trash Lanvin Is Without Alber Elbaz

On Friday, Lanvin showed its first collection in 14 years not designed by the beloved genius Alber Elbaz—the creative director whose talents resurrected a dusty Parisian label and turned it into the global standard-bearer of elegance—who was ousted last year after a dispute with the brand’s primary shareholder. And…

New Report Calls Lanvin Fracture & Alber Elbaz Ouster an 'Ugly Divorce'

The New York Times has looked deeper into the shocking, unexpected ouster of beloved designer Alber Elbaz from Lanvin, and what it found is neither pretty nor elegant. Since majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang kicked Elbaz to the curb, employees on the creative side have been warring in the courts with its business and…

French Ex-Culture Minister: Alber Elbaz's Lanvin Dismissal an 'Unspeakable Injustice'

Alber Elbaz’s dismissal at Lanvin last week is quickly becoming one of the most interesting fashion news stories in years; as it’s developed, the story has highlighted the swiftly shifting nature of the industry and labor issues therein through the lens of one of fashion’s most celebrated geniuses. Today, it just got…

Report: Lanvin Employees Seek Labor Help After Being Iced Out by Management

Since beloved Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz was ousted last week, employees at the French design house have been demanding accountability from its owner, Shaw-Lan Wang. Today, though, WWD reports that their requests have been denied by management, and communications have devolved so far that a labor inspector…

Fashion People Getting Too Exhausted By Fashion

Today WWD unleashed a crucial feature that asks the fundamental question, “Is Fashion Heading for a Burnout?” The endless schedule of fashion weeks—and the increasing demand on designers to churn out eight seasons a year to keep up with consumer demand—has been a font for soul-searching for several years now,…

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