Olivier Lapidus is a French fashion designer known for his innovative and avant-garde approach to the world of haute couture. Born on July 5, 1956, in Paris, France, Lapidus was born into a family deeply rooted in the fashion industry—his father, Ted Lapidus, was a renowned designer recognized for his pioneering work in the 1960s and 1970s.
Following in his father's footsteps, Olivier Lapidus began his career in fashion, initially studying architecture before delving into the design world. He gained early experience working alongside his father at the Ted Lapidus brand, where he learned the intricacies of fashion design and honed his creative skills. Lapidus soon made a name for himself with his own unique design vision, characterized by a blend of traditional craftsmanship and a futuristic, forward-thinking aesthetic. His designs often incorporate cutting-edge technology and unconventional materials, pushing the boundaries of traditional fashion.
In his career, Lapidus held several significant positions in the fashion industry, including serving as the artistic director of the esteemed fashion house Maison Lanvin. During his tenure at Lanvin, he aimed to infuse the brand with a modern touch while still respecting its rich heritage. Lapidus's work is recognized for its emphasis on minimalism, clean lines, and a fusion of technology and fashion.
Beyond his work in fashion, Lapidus is also known for his interest in the intersection of technology and design, exploring ways to integrate new technologies into the fashion industry. Olivier Lapidus continues to make an impact on the fashion world, showcasing his innovative approach and unique aesthetic while carving out a distinct place in the realm of haute couture and design, and since 2010 partnered with XCASSIA as a designer brand and creative director for bespoke branded real estate.