Bouchra Jarrar Is Reportedly Exiting Lanvin

The designer has shown just two collections for the fashion house. By Lauren Alexis Fisher

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After just 15 months and two collections, Bouchra Jarrar is reportedly leaving Lanvin. According to WWD, sources say Jarrar will step down before the fashion house’s spring 2018 show in September.

The designer has held the role of creative director since Alber Elbaz’s controversial exit from the brand in March 2016. In order to take on the position at Lanvin, Jarrar closed her own couture house back in 2016. Since taking the reins at Lanvin, however, her first two collections haven’t been received well commercially, with sales dropping 23% in 2016 alone and another 32% in the first two months of 2017.

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The drop in sales paired with tensions between Jarrar and Lanvin’s chief executive officer Michèle Huiban reportedly led to the rumored exit. Neither Lanvin nor Jarrar has made an official statement at this time, but WWD reports the split could be finalized as early as this week.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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