Lanvin Said To Be Close To Contract With Bouchra Jarrar

Bouchra Jarrar Lanvin
The French designer is said to be close to a deal with Lanvin.
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Lanvin is zeroing in on a contract with Bouchra Jarrar to become its new women’s designer, according to market sources.

A seasoned talent who launched her signature house in 2010 and earned the haute couture appellation in 2013, Jarrar recently indicated she was open to collaborations with other brands. Last month, she signed on for a jewelry collaboration with Mauboussin. It debuts in July. “I want to develop my scope of expression,” she said at the time.

The buzz comes after longtime Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz announced in October he was leaving as creative chief of the French fashion house.

Albert Elbaz leaves Lanvin Alber Elbaz at the latest Lanvin runway show. Getty Images.

Elbaz had been designing for Lanvin for 14 years. He split with the house after creative differences came to a head between executives and the designer. Sources said that Elbaz and Lanvin owner Shaw-Lan Wang and CEO Michèle Huiban had disagreements that couldn’t be resolved.