Tribute to Alber Elbaz

Alber Elbaz © R. Glatz / @thenewblack

Alber Elbaz at the opening of our "Jeanne Lanvin" retrospective, 2015 © R. Glatz / @thenewblack

With great emotion, the Palais Galliera pays tribute to the designer Alber Elbaz (1961-2021).

Noticed in 1997 during his first collection for Guy Laroche, Alber Elbaz was appointed the following year to head Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.

For Lanvin, from 2001 to 2015, he developed his most brilliant creations and revived the century-old house at the dawn of the 21st century.

At the service of the woman's body, for which he does not restrict any movement, he develops a fashion of dresses, often short, with exacerbated feminine details. With mischief, he exposes the structures of the garment, showing the clean-cut edges, the seams and the zippers put outside.

In 2015, the Palais Galliera had the honour and pleasure of collaborating with the couturier who was the artistic director of the retrospective "Jeanne Lanvin", devoted to the history of the House of Lanvin and its founding couturier, whose contemporaneity he so brilliantly revealed.

In 2021, after a five-year hiatus, he launched his own label, AZ Factory.