According to Vogue, Lapidus previously had taken roles at Balmain Homme and ran Maison Lapidus with his father, Ted. Their collection for spring/summer 2018 will be showcased in Paris Fashion Week in just two months.
“I welcome Olivier Lapidus as Lanvin artistic director whose creative capacity is in direct line with the elegance embodied by Jeanne Lanvin,” said president of Lanvin Madame Shaw-Lan Wang. “His broad understanding of the universe of this house, of the world of fashion and design and his resolutely modern approach will bring Lanvin towards new horizons.”
However, Lapidus becoming Lanvin’s newest creative director isn’t the only change the brand will be having. The Business of Fashion mentions that the company will be moving their Boissy d’Anglas headquarters, which was the original location of Jeanne Lanvin’s atelier, to a more suburban area of north west Paris.
“It is a great honour to join Lanvin and I warmly thank Madame Wang for placing her confidence in me,” said Lapidus. “With nearly 130 years of history, Lanvin is the oldest French couture house. To ensure its longevity is an immense task and an exciting challenge.”
Jarrar is handing over the baton to Lapidus and it’s only natural to believe that he will do an amazing job in his new role in Lanvin.