Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz, finest identified for being at the helm of Lanvin from 2001 to 2015, has died at the age of 59, luxurious conglomerate Richemont mentioned. In an announcement launched on Sunday, Richemont’s chairman Johann Rupert mentioned “it was with shock and massive disappointment that I heard of Alber’s sudden passing. Alber had a well-merited popularity as one of many business’s brightest and most beloved figures.
“I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity. He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular vision, sense of beauty and empathy leave an indelible impression,” Rupert mentioned.
The Richemont group paid tribute to Elbaz’ “inclusive vision of fashion” that “made ladies really feel stunning and comfy by mixing conventional craftsmanship with expertise.
Elbaz began to work in collaboration with Richemont in 2019 with the goal of launching his personal label, AZfashion.
Born in Morocco in 1961, Elbaz grew up in (*59*) earlier than shifting to New York within the Nineteen Eighties. He first turned identified to the general public when he was named to the helm of French home Guy Laroche in Paris in 1996.
In 1998, he turned artistic director at Yves Saint Laurent. He was credited with reviving French home Lanvin throughout his lengthy stint there from 2001 to 2015.
Fashion French each day Women’s Wear Daily, with out giving a supply, mentioned Elbaz died on Saturday at a Paris hospital.
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