Alber Elbaz Leaves Lanvin; Could He Be Raf's Replacement at Dior?
3 November 2015

Alber Elbaz Leaves Lanvin; Could He Be Raf’s Replacement at Dior?

Sorry this news comes a little late, as I’m swamped with an upcoming PhD deadline. Anyway, if you haven’t already heard, after 14 years at the Creative helm, Alber Elbaz has left Lanvin. This certainly came as a HUGE surprise, not just to the Planet Fashion, but also his design team.

Elbaz comments,

At this time of my departure from Lanvin on the decision of the company’s majority shareholder, I wish to express my gratitude and warm thoughts to all those who have worked with me passionately on the revival of Lanvin over the last 14 years; express my affection to all my wonderful colleagues in the Lanvin ateliers who accompanies me, and who enriched and supported my work. Together we have met the creative challenge presented by Lanvin and have restored its radiance and have returned it to its rightful position among France’s absolute luxury fashion houses

Now, given that Raf Simons has also left Dior, and Elbaz certainly was mentioned as one of the possible designers in the list of contenders  could he be Simons’s replacement at Dior? Though it seems as though the forerunner is Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, but I mean, it certainly makes sense if Elbaz takes over because he really isn’t a stranger to ribbons, sequins, and ethereal, romantic dresses. It’s really up in the air again, with this intermittent game of designer musical chairs, but it’s anyone’s guess really

What do YOU think?

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