Alber Elbaz

Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes and More Will Partake in Alber Elbaz Tribute Show

Luxury labels will be stepping out in style to honour the life of the designer

Alber Elbaz

This is no word play; the fashion industry will quite literally be wearing their hearts on their sleeves on October 5 in a tribute event to the late designer Alber Elbaz. The former Lanvin creative director’s label AZ factory, which he had founded less than two years before he sadly passed away earlier this year, has just revealed that 44 couture houses will be taking part in honouring his life. 

The collaborative event, titled “Love Brings Love Fashion Show”, will serve as a heart-felt wrap up to the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. Creative directors will introduce a unique look for the occasion all inspired by Alber’s legacy or bring to life a special take on an iconic silhouette of his. And it is safe to say that the tailor was well respected, with more than one A-list fashion houses including Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes set to take part in the show.

Fuelled by Théâtre de la Mode, the 21st century iteration of the exposition will aim at recreating with the same vim as one that took place in 1945. That Parisian show brought over sixty French couturiers together as a beautiful expression of creativity, prestige, and solidarity in the wake of World War II. 

Captivated by this ahead-of-time vision, Elbaz had long sought to recreate this concept. The designer always dreamed of gathering his wider fashion family under one same umbrella for a new, modern version of its own. This dream-concept will now be brought to life with the dear and sincere help of the AZ factory and friends this year. 

The fashion show will be live streamed via the AZ Factory website, as well as through YouTube and Instagram.

The full list of designers and houses can be seen below.

ALAÏA – Pieter Mulier

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Sarah Burton

BALENCIAGA – Demna Gvasalia

BALMAIN – Olivier Rousteing

BOTTEGA VENETA – Daniel Lee

BURBERRY – Riccardo Tisci

CASABLANCA – Charaf Tajer

CHLOE – Gabriela Hearst

CHRISTIAN DIOR – Maria Grazia Chiuri

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS – Christopher John Rogers

COMME DES GARÇONS – Rei Kawakubo

DRIES VAN NOTEN – Dries Van Noten

FENDI – Kim Jones

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – Giambattista Valli

GIORGIO ARMANI – Giorgio Armani

GIVENCHY – Matthew Williams

GUCCI – Alessandro Michele

GUO PEI – Guo Pei

HERMES – Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski

IRIS VAN HERPEN in collaboration with ADOBE – Iris Van Herpen

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – Jean Paul Gaultier

LANVIN – Bruno Sialelli

LOEWE – Jonathan Anderson

LOUIS VUITTON – Nicolas Ghesquière

OFF-WHITE – Virgil Abloh

RAF SIMONS – Raf Simons

RALPH LAUREN – Ralph Lauren

RICK OWENS – Rick Owens

ROSIE ASSOULIN – Rosie Assoulin

SACAI – Chitose Abe

SAINT LAURENT – Anthony Vaccarello

SCHIAPARELLI – Daniel Roseberry

SIMONE ROCHA – Simone Rocha

STELLA MCCARTNEY – Stella McCartney

THEBE MAGUGU – Thebe Magugu

THOM BROWNE – Thom Browne

TOMO KOIZUMI – Tomo Koizumi

VALENTINO – Pierpaolo Piccioli

VERSACE – Donatella Versace

VETEMENTS – Guram Gvasalia

VIKTOR & ROLF – Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler

WALES BONNER – Grace Wales Bonner

Y/PROJECT – Glenn Martens

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