It seems the fashion industry can hardly go a week without a designer shake-up! The latest shocking move is coming from the iconic fashion house of Lanvin where Artistic Director of 14 years, Alber Elbaz is exiting his role.
This is a complete surprise, as we’re all still getting over the fact that Raf Simons is leaving his post at Dior. Could this mean that Elbaz will be taking his place? It’s quite possible. WWD’s report reveals his departure is due to “disagreements between the charismatic Israeli designer and company principals”.
Exactly six days ago, Elbaz gave a rousing speech to commemorate his honor at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars. His opener might speak to his decision to move on from the brand after almost a decade and a half: “Tonight, the Fashion Group is giving me the award as a revolutionary at the Night of Stars. People who make revolutions are often considered courageous and fearless. They’re not afraid of changing the system when the system does no longer work. I personally don’t like the word revolution. I like evolution; I always did. Evolution, and not revolution. Evolution lives longer and better in history books.”
There will be much more to come about this story. Stay tuned!
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Spied @ WWD