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What You Need to Know About Bouchra Jarrar, Lanvin's New Woman Designer

By / Published on Friday, 11 Mar 2016 12:43 PM / No Comments / 146 views

We’re all about female fashion designers at Glamour with our new Designed by Her initiative, so what better way to culminate fashion month than with the announcement of a woman designer taking over a major French fashion brand? According to WWD, Bouchra Jarrar, a respected couturier, has been named designer of Lanvin—and we couldn’t have scripted it better ourselves.

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Bouchra Jarrar

While you might not know Jarrar’s name and work yet, get ready to be blown away. Having trained in the best ateliers in France, the 45-year-old designer, who succeeds designer Alber Elbaz, is well regarded in fashion circles. Here’s what you need to know about her:

  1. She was grew up in the seaside town of Cannes admiring the sculptural designs of Balenciaga and Chanel for the’50s.
  2. She worked under major designers such as Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix, who encouraged Jarrar to start her own brand.
  3. After launching her namesake company, she applied for and won official haute couture appellation in 2013, officially anointing her as a couture designer.
  4. She’s all about razor-sharp tailoring, from sleek trousers to tuxedo jackets.
  5. Jarrrar employs the same tony ateliers that Chanel uses for intricate feather and crystal details in her collections.

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Here and below: Looks from Jarrar’s couture collection show in January

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Photos: Getty Images

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