Alber Elbaz Confirms The Exit From Lanvin

Alber Elbaz Confirms The Exit From Lanvin

It’s official: Alber Elbaz confirmed the rumors about his separation from the brand Lanvin after fourteen years of artistic direction. Since 2001 the Israeli designer has helped to bring the brand to the glories of the time of his birth:

“According to the decision of the majority shareholders on my departure from Lanvin, I wish to express my gratitude and loving thoughts to all those who have worked with me passionately on the rebirth of the brand Lanvin past 14 years; express my love to all my wonderful colleagues at the ‘atelier Lanvin that have enriched and supported my work. Together we have met the challenge presented by Lanvin creative and have restored its splendor, we found ourselves working in one of the most coveted labels of fashion and luxury. I also wish to express my deepest gratitude to all customers and friends, for the French and international press and to all business partners that have worked with Lanvin, providing support since 2001. I would like the Maison Lanvin have the future they deserve among the best brands of French luxury, and I hope that you can find the business vision it needs and that s’ commitments in the right way forward. ”

Elbaz, who was born in Casablanca, Morocco, started his career working in a small tailor shop in the Garment District of New York. He moved to Israel, he studied at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, following a compulsory three years in the IDF, before moving to New York in 1984.

It ‘was an assistant to Geoffrey Beene until 1996, crediting the merit of having provided in-depth training of fashion design, then take the helm of Guy Laroche in Paris. After just over a year to Guy Laroche, became creative director for the line ready-to-wear women’s clothing for Yves Saint Laurent ‘s’ Rive Gauche ‘when, after three seasons, has been replaced by Tom Ford as a result of’ acquisition of the label to Gucci Group. Before joining Lanvin in 2001, Albez worked for one season to the mark, then still italaino, Krizia.

Separating with Elbaz Lanvin has occurred following a disagreement with the owner of the brand Shaw-Lan Wang. The turnover of Lanvin for 2014 was estimated at 250 million Euros, but the once-rapid growth of the brand has slowed and is widely believed that the brand needs further support.