French Dressing


By Max Berlinger

With his new men's boutique, Lanvin designer Lucas Ossendrijver steps into the spotlight.

Now residing with his longtime boyfriend in Paris, Ossendrijver works alongside a small crew of craftspeople. Lanvin is one of a handful of luxury labels not owned by a large conglomerate, something that Ossendrijver takes pride in: “I love being in the studio, working with my team on new ideas and solving problems.” Still, he acknowledges that it’s not painless. “Designing is chaos,” he says, smirking. “People think it’s very linear, but I’ve learned to be open to change until the last minute, where the whole six-month process, which is very intimate and personal, suddenly becomes very visible. Ten minutes after a show, everyone can see it on the Internet, every stitch.”

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