The Fashion Industry Wants Alber Elbaz, Former Lanvin Creative Director To Launch His Own Label

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Last year, we reported that Alber Elbaz left Lanvin. Then it was much buzz that Elbaz may succeed Raf Simons at Dior, but eventually that buzz died down. As far as Dior, we last reported that “Sarah Burton is reportedly in talks to take over the creative reins at Dior.

The fashion industry has been buzzing about the future of Alber Elbaz ever since he departed the high end French fashion house. The fashion industry wants Elbaz to start his own label.

It was always his own vision. At Lanvin, what he did was Alber Elbaz for Lanvin. At Guy Laroche, it was Alber Elbaz for Guy Laroche. Now he should just do Alber Elbaz,” Ralph Toledano, the president of the FĂ©dĂ©ration Française de la Couture, du PrĂȘt-Ă -Porter des Couturiers et des CrĂ©ateurs de Mode, told the New York Times.

Kim Hastreiter, the editor of Paper magazine and an old friend of Elbaz’s, said, “Maybe he’d want his own house.”

Marigay McKee, a luxury consultant and former president of Saks Fifth Avenue, suggested the same thing.

Renzo Rosso, the president of Only the Brave, which controls Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor & Rolf, told the journalist Colin McDowell that he had met with Mr. Elbaz. And, Mr. McDowell wrote for Business of Fashion, “when Elbaz said, ‘I don’t have a company,’ Renzo replied: ‘Make one!’ ”

Photos Credit:  Giovanni Giannoni | Stephane Feugere

Source: New York Times

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