Forty-five top fashion designers paraded looks in tribute to Alber Elbaz, who died of COVID-19 last April,
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Alber Elbaz fulfilled his desire to unite fashion families and celebrate their creativity and heart at AZ Factory’s “Love begot Love” tribute show on Tuesday night, capping Off Paris Fashion Week and honoring the great fashion icon.
At the end of the dramatic catwalk show, a gun salute sent out confetti in the shape of a heart. Top designers and traditional brands have created a look to pay tribute to Elbaz, who died of COVID-19 last April at the age of 59.
Brigitte Macron, first lady of France; Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris; Actress Demi Moore; Luxury moguls Francois-Henri Pinault, Diego Della Valle, Marc Puig and Antoine Arnault, as well as top designers, showed off Elbaz’s design legacy, And his fabrics, rogues, ruffles, bows, industrial zippers and candy colors.
“I’m doing this out of respect for Alber and what he’s done for fashion,” Dries Van Noten said. “He added so many things, especially joy, happiness and the joy of fashion. We all love Alber for who he is and what he has done.”
Bruno Sialelli’s ruffled halters and eye-catching wavy dresses for Lanvin bore another of Mr. Elbaz’s self-caricaturing images. Elbaz spent 14 years at Lanvin, from 2001 to 2015, becoming a fashion superstar. (The style is a reference to Lanvin’s spring 2008 collection, one of Mr. Elbaz’s most glamorous.)
Olivier Rousteing of Balmain said: “Alber can depict the world and capture emotions in just a few sketches.” “We are here tonight to celebrate his talent, his energy and his joy.”
Pierpaolo Piccioli spoke of Elbaz’s kindness and generosity. When Piccioli took over Valentino’s independent design in 2016, the Israeli designer gave away a haute couture apron decorated in his own way.
“He’s all about the emotional connection,” Piccioli said. That’s why he asked our mutual friend Mariacarla Boscono to model his dazzling, one-shoulder pink dress with a big red ribbon.