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Alber Elbaz dies from Covid-19

22 days ago   |   By Fashion United

Image Credit: AZ Factory
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Alber Elbaz, the designer best known for his feminine, whimsical collections at Lanvin, has suddenly died. Industry sources say Elbaz was ill with Covid-19 for three weeks. Elbaz had only recently launched AZ Factory, backed by Swiss-based luxury group Richemont.
“We are devastated - Alber passed away from Covid after being in hospital for three weeks - so tragic,” Johann Rupert, Chairman of Richemont, told journalist Suzy Menkes. “I have lost not only a colleague but a beloved friend.”
In a statement Rupert said: “Alber had a richly deserved...
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Alber Elbaz, much-loved fashion designer, has died aged 59

Alber Elbaz, much-loved fashion designer, has died aged 59

23 days ago   |   By Dazed Digital

Alber Elbaz has died at the age of 59. Best known for his 14-year stint as creative director of Lanvin and charismatic personality, the much-loved Israeli designer passed away from COVID-19 at the American Hospital in Paris on April 24, as confirmed by the fashion conglomerate Richemont.
“It was with shock and enormous sadness that I heard of Alber's sudden passing,” says Richemont founder and chairman Johannhellip;
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Alber Elbaz Dies at 59

23 days ago   |   By WWD

Alber Elbaz, the designer best known for his spectacular rejuvenation of Lanvin from 2001 to 2015, died on Saturday at a Paris hospital. He was 59.
His death, due to COVID-19, was confirmed by Compagnie Financière Richemont, his joint venture partner in AZ Factory, his latest fashion venture.
An ebullient character prized for his couture-like craft, Elbaz took a five-year hiatus after being ousted from Lanvin and just launched AZ Factory, hinged on solutions-driven fashions, entertainment and tech.
While his name was not on the label, the start-up was steeped in Elbaz's personality, humor...
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A Look Back at Alber Elbaz's Most Memorable Quotes

23 days ago   |   By WWD

Alber Elbaz often said fashion is about storytelling - and he could talk up a storm.
From Seventh Avenue fashion-speak to deep thoughts about clothes, he dispensed plenty of wisdom over a storied fashion career.
Here, some of his most memorable quotes from WWD:
ON FASHION'S IMPORTANCE: “My conclusion today is that fashion is very important, today maybe more than ever, because we fashion designers maybe have a role. We have the duty to bring beauty to the world, to make women feel better, to make women feel good, to uplift them. Today, I was at Barneys for a couple of hours - we had a trunk...
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Alber Elbaz, a fashion designer who made women feel happy and confident

23 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Elbaz redefined the party dress, showing how glamour could be sensual rather than overtly sexy
Alber Elbaz will be remembered for his heart. Emotion was at the core of every dress he designed. The signature that ran through every one of his catwalk shows was not a hemline or a logo but a feeling of joyfulness. His jewel-coloured, goddess-draped dresses made women feel happy and confident - and because they felt happy and confident, they looked beautiful.
Elbaz, who has died from Covid-19 aged 59 , was at the centre of the fashion industry for over three decades, riding both its highs and...
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