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Disaster already underway, why not bury it right away. Sad story.

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I looked up his designs and from what I could see through all the interior design pics, it looks like cheap balmain/zuhair mural clashes or crystals and stretch satin 🤢Who knows if he'll even stick to the archives but I don't see any good coming of this.

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Terrible. Madame Lanvin's legacy deserves more than the "French Micheal Kors".

Just close the brand, bide your time and reopen with a new, talented designer and completely new management.


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R.I.P Lanvin.

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Lol, Michael Kors? Please.

Lanvin was once my favourite brand. It just hurts to read this.
This.

My first thought on reading the title was, Who?

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So to revive a name that is fading, they are choosing an irrelevant designer?
Bouchra wasn't maybe the greatest choice for Lanvin but at least, she was a relevant name that had people's interest.
Before, Lanvin was on the same level as Balenciaga and YSL. Alber may never had a It Bag but they had great shoes and great clothes.

Now, they wants to make it like Michael Kors? The biggest joke ever.
I don't think retailers are going to react in the most positive way. Mrs Wang clearly has no vision for this brand and her ego is making her loose everything she has contributed to build. It's sad because Lanvin is just a beautiful name with a huge potential.
In this day & age of social media, this kind of could kill a house forever.

A model like Michael Kors can only be possible coming from America because they don't have that tradition of Luxury and Haute Couture. Michael Kors is american sportswear. That allows him to sell his entry-level prices items on all the malls in the world and his more high-end line in the most prestigious places.

Lanvin is just not that type of brand. If they wanted to make more money, they could have take the YSL route and design easy to wear, eye-catching clothes like Hedi did but with a designer with that same level of integrity.

They wants to be Michael Kors? They are going to be more like Pierre Cardin.

The most annoying thing is that Lucas, who is a great talent, is dragged into this mess. He should leave the brand...Even relaunching Carven menswear would be better than staying at Lanvin.

What a mess!

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"French Michael Kors"? My spine is itching from the very sound of those words Yeah, the only reasons I'm not sadder about this is because Madame Wang seems to be getting exactly what she bargained for... but I feel bad for everyone else involved in this mess.

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Lapidus? OMG, who would've known he was still into design. My gawwwwd, that's so far-fetched!

And Michael Kors? My poor eyes bleed each time I see a MK.

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^ If you were here, you wouldn't survive long at all

The sad thing is that Michael Kors is a decent designer with (last I knew) an excellent fit process, maybe the best out there. But he's allowed his brand to be diluted to the point of ... Coach. Now he's known for the horrible cheap bags we see everywhere on the street rather than anything he's actually done well.

I can only assume that what's being planned here is some cheap diffusion line ...

Of course, their business infrastructure couldn't really support what they were doing before, selling to boutiques. How is it suddenly supposed to support a mass contemporary line ... higher volumes at lower price points? Something they've never done, customers they've never had ...

Someone ring the bell ...

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Jeanne Lanvin is turning in her grave right now.

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https://creationolivierlapidus.paris/fr/ His designs are so unfashionable.. what an exciting new vision for Lanvin!?!! My last hope was for Lucas Ossendrijver to take over the womenswear but I bet he ran away from the offer

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These "sources" should be shot on the spot for the embarrassing Michael Kors references. Cryin' out loud!

I was laughing that they deserved all this since they fired Elbaz, but now it's just become a tragedy.

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LMAOOO. I'm sorry, but to go from Alber's magic to a "French Michael Kors"

That is so sad.

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You take a name like Michael Kors and people start to lose it lol. I think they just interpreted that the brand will reach a broader demographic but at perhaps a more tame price range? I will see how this turns out but I have no clue about this new CD in charge and he already sounds dissapointing.

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^^^^whether is it bad PR, Michael Kors doesn't spell high fashion.
To dilute Lanvin and turn it into a household brand likes MK, please, don't.

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