After 14 years at the helm as Creative Director of Lanvin, WWD has reported his departure.
There’s no official announcement as of yet but WWD today reported that Creative Director of 14 years, Alber Elbaz is set to leave Lanvin. WWD stated that although the expected announcement will suggest that the decision was mutual, sources have said the development is because of disagreements between Elbaz and Lanvin’s owner Shaw-Lan Wang. The news comes hot on the heels of Raf Simon’s well publicized departure from Dior, raising those familiar questions about the pressures on designers at big-name brand.
After stints at YSL (at one point even being pegged to be Creative Director of the brand in the late 90s) and then Krizia, Elbaz was appointed Creative Director of Lanvin in 2001 and has since established the brand as a major European fashion house. His replacement is bound to be a hot topic in the coming weeks and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.