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Designer Alber Elbaz Dies at 59 From COVID

23 days ago   |   By Hypebeast

Fashion designer Alber Elbaz has died at the age of 59 due to complications from COVID. The award-winning Israeli designer, who served as Lanvin 's creative director from 2001 to 2015, injected new life into the brand during his tenure. Most recently, Elbaz joined forces with Swiss luxury group Richemont and founded his own label, AZ Factory. Richemont confirmed Elbaz's passing on Saturday in a statement from the brand's chairman Johann Rupert: "It was with shock and enormous sadness that I heard of Alber's sudden passing. Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry's...
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Alber Elbaz dies from Covid-19

Alber Elbaz dies from Covid-19

23 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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