Antoine Arnault and Natalia Vodianova
The headliner of Paris Fashion Week has traditionally been Louis Vuitton, but this time the honorary status of the brand had to give way to a special display in memory of designer Albert Elbaz, who died in April this year. And this event is truly unique, so we suggest evaluating the new collection of Nicolas Ghesquière a little later, but for now let's look at the guests of the Love Brings Love show. Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault, the first lady of France Brigitte Macron, Naomi Campbell, Tina Kunaki, Demi Moore with her daughter Scout, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Elena Perminova, Bella Porch and many others came to honor the memory of the fashion designer.
Alber Elbaz was one of the most talented and influential designers of the late 1990s and 2000s. The native of Casablanca began his career in New York in a bridal fashion studio. Then Elbaz was creative director at Guy Laroche and Yves Saint Laurent, but the real high point for him was the appointment at Lanvin in 2001. The designer has managed to relaunch the brand, creating a refreshed aesthetic that has been admired by fashion critics and celebrities alike.
Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault
Its sleek, feminine design and dizzying carnival-inspired catwalk shows made Lanvin one of the finest fashion houses in Paris.
– wrote about him in WWD.
Tina Kunaki and Giambattista Valley
Jean-Paul Gaultier and Tina Kunakey
Demi Moore with daughter Scout Willis
Daniel Lee and Naomi Campbell
Elena Perminova and Giambattista Valli
Creative success has led to a financial recovery. Lanvin's revenue increased 60% from 2005 to 2007. In 2015, Elbaz was fired due to disagreements with the main shareholder of the brand, after which the designer went into the shadows for several years.
Daniel Lee and Naomi Campbell, Rick Owens and Michelle Lamy
Rick Owens, Michelle Lamy and Olivier Rousteing
Farida Helfa, Anthony Vaccarello, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Olivier Rousteing
In 2019, he began to work on creating his own brand AZ Factory, which was launched in 2021 – its debut show took place in January. Alas, the delight of the fans was short-lived. Elbaz died of COVID-19 on April 24, 2021 at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine in the suburbs of Paris. He was 59 years old.
Andreas Krontaler and Vivienne Westwood
Stephen Jones and Dries van Noten
More than 40 brands took part in the commemorative show. Sarah Burton, Demna Gvasalia, Olivier Rusten, Riccardo Tisci, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Rey Kawakubo, Rick Owens, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alessandro Michele, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Donatella Versace and many other designers have created one image especially for the show in memory of the designer , which is inspired by the heritage of Elbaz.