BREAKING: Alber Elbaz Exits Lanvin

by Ashley Baker

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Designer Alber Elbaz walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A Lanvin spokesperson has confirmed reports that Alber Elbaz has parted ways with house after a successful 14-year tenure. An official statement will be released shortly, but in meantime, let the speculation begin: When is his first day at Dior?

UPDATE, 4:58 p.m.: Here’s the official release.

“Today the House of LANVIN has ended its collaboration with Alber Elbaz.

We would like to thank him for the chapter he has written in the House’s over 125 year history.
The House of LANVIN confirms the implementation of its corporate strategic plan to continue making the oldest of the Parisian fashion houses, the Ambassador of French luxury’s excellence, in the independent spirit of its founder Jeanne Lanvin.”

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