French fashion house Paco Rabanne has announced Lydia Maurer as the new artistic director of its women's ready-to-wear line.
Maurer has previously worked with Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. The 29-year-old has learnt her craft from the Studio Berçot Design School in Paris.
"It is a great honour to be taking on the artistic direction of such an emblematic house at the heart of Parisian creation," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Maurer as saying.
"Monsieur Rabanne created his clothing as a means of expressing the singularity of each woman. He invented a timeless, unique and sensual style inspired by art and architecture. This is the ongoing creative spirit that I wish to convey in my work for the House," she added.
Maurer will present her first Spring-Summer 2013 collection in Paris in October.