Alber Elbaz, designer of Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent, dies at 59

Designer and fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who worked at such fashion houses as Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent, has passed away. It was announced on Sunday, April 25, by Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).

It is specified that he was 59 years old, he died in one of the Parisian hospitals. The information was confirmed by his partner in the brand AZ Factory. According to the media, the designer died from the effects of coronavirus. There is no official confirmation of these data.

“Albert had a well-deserved reputation as one of the most vibrant and beloved figures in the fashion industry. He was a man of exceptional talent and kindness,” said Richemont founder and chairman Johann Rupert, adding that Elbaz’s passing came as a shock to him. Rupert also expressed his condolences on the designer’s death.

According to the entrepreneur, Elbaz sought to create “smart” fashion, through which women would feel not only their beauty but also the comfort of using things.

Albert Elbaz was born in 1961 in Morocco and grew up in Israel. At the beginning of the 1900s, he collaborated with the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent, and in 2001 he was appointed Creative Director of Lanvin, which was not very popular at that time. However, in 14 years of work the designer turned it into a leading clothing brand and one of the most prestigious fashion houses in Paris.

The clothes created by Elbaz were appreciated by many representatives of show business, his dresses were worn by actresses Demi Moore, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, and others.