The Mystery of Alber Elbaz
What’s going on in the fashion world right now? Only weeks after Alexander Wang showed his last collection for Balenciaga and just six days after Raf Simons announced his departure at Dior, we’re faced with another shock exit in the form of Alber Elbaz. The creative director of French fashion house Lanvin has been a huge character at the brand for the last 14 years, so it’s no surprise that this latest piece of news has caused uproar, with Elbaz himself making no secret of that fact that this wasn’t his decision. “At this time of my departure from Lanvin on the decision of the company’s majority shareholder,” he expressed in a statement, “I wish to express my gratitude to all those who have worked with me passionately.”
But with the house’s 300 employees demanding answers from owner Shaw-Lan Wang, with pleas to ‘bring Elbaz’ back, perhaps this isn’t the end? Watch this space.