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Qatar fund eyes stake in fashion house Lanvin - report

Talks with owner Shaw-Lan Wang, no deal yet, says trade publication.

French fashion house Lanvin may sell a stake of itself to a Middle Eastern investor, according to a report on Wednesday.Citing market sources, Women's Wear Daily reported that Lanvin owner Shaw-Lan Wang had been in talks to sell a portion of the brand to an investment vehicle linked to Qatar's ruling family.

One industry source declined to name the investment entity and noted that a deal was not certain, the paper said.

Lanvin officials in Paris were not immediately available. (Reuters)

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