Alber Elbaz is Leaving Lanvin – Favorite moments of his Lanvin Career
After 14 years at Lanvin, transforming it from a moribund century-old house into one of Paris’s hottest tickets on the strengths of his dressmaker and his own charming personality, Alber Elbaz is leaving the company.
In a statement distributed by Elbaz, he writes:
“At this time of my departure from Lanvin on the decision of the company’s majority shareholder, I wish to express my gratitude and warm thoughts to all those who have worked with me passionately on the revival of Lanvin over the last 14 years; express my affection to all my wonderful colleagues in the Lanvin ateliers who accompanied me, and who enriched and supported my work.
Together, we have met the creative challenge presented by Lanvin and have restored its radiance and have returned it to its rightful position among France’s absolute luxury fashion houses.”
It continues: “I also wish to express my profound and deepest gratitude to all of the clients and friends, to the French and international press, and to all those business partners who collaborated with Lanvin, providing us with support since 2001. I wish the house of Lanvin the future it deserves among the best French luxury brands, and hope that it finds the business vision it needs to engage in the right way forward.”
Before working for Lanvin, he worked under Geoffrey Beene in New York and was the head of Guy Laroche before succeeding the legendary YSL.
His tenure at YSL was cut short when the Gucci group bought the label and Tom Ford eventually stepped in to design.
Here are some of our favorite fashion works by Elbaz: