Lydia Maurer Is Paco Rabanne’s New Womenswear Creative Director

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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: Models walk the runway during the Paco Rabanne Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on October 4, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage) Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage/WireImage

Previously studio design director for the French fashion house, her first collection will walk at Paris Fashion Week this October. She told WWD: "We don't want to say no to performance artists like Lady Gaga [who wore pieces from Manish Arora's first collection for the house] because obviously that is part of [the Paco Rabanne] universe, but that is not the only reason we are here ... We also want to appeal to women who don't necessarily want to be living sculptures."