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Bouchra Jarrar Granted Haute Couture Appellation

The Chambre Syndicale, French fashion’s governing body, upgraded the designer from guest member of its couture calendar during a meeting this week.

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Bouchra Jarrar RTW Spring 2014

Bouchra Jarrar RTW Spring 2014

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HAUTE LIST: Bouchra Jarrar, the Paris-based designer who has accrued a cultlike following for her streamlined, elegant sportswear, has been granted the official haute couture appellation.

The Chambre Syndicale, French fashion’s governing body, upgraded Jarrar from guest member of its couture calendar during a meeting this week. Jarrar launched her signature label in 2010 during couture week in Paris.

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There are now 15 fashion houses with haute couture appellation, including established maisons like Christian Dior and Chanel, as well as relative newcomers like Alexis Mabille; six correspondent members, including Giorgio Armani and Azzedine Alaïa, and seven guest members, including the newest iteration of Schiaparelli.

Jarrar’s show is set for Jan. 21.