The Lanvin designer received the honor from former culture minister Audrey Azoulay in a ceremony at Palais Galliera.
A tailored, androgynous silhouette contrasted with feminine blouses and skirts in Bouchra Jarrar’s first pre-fall line for the house.
The British model was photographed by Paolo Roversi for the spring 2017 ads.
Guests included Maria Grazia Chiuri, Olivier Rousteing, Haider Ackermann, Bouchra Jarrar and Jean Paul Gaultier.
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The fashion executive and author said she was there to support Bouchra Jarrar’s debut and pay homage to her predecessor Alber Elbaz.
The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.