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Fashion designer Albert Elbaz passed away at the age of 59

In January, Albert Elbaz got a lot of attention for his debut label at haute couture shows in Paris. Now luxury goods company Richemont confirms the death of the designer.

Albert Elbaz’s vision was fashion that goes hand in hand with technology. Photo: Etienne Laurent / EPA / dpa (Photo: dpa)
(Photo: Etienne Laurent / EPA / dpa)

PARIS / GENEVA – Israeli fashion designer Albert Elbaz has died at the age of 59. This was announced by the Swiss luxury goods company Richemont.

“It was with great shock and sadness that I heard of Albert’s sudden death. “Albert has a well-deserved reputation as one of the brightest and most popular figures in the industry,” said Johan Robert, president of Richmont. Richmont is engaged in Elbaz Fashion Label AZ Factory. The details of the cause of the death of the fashion designer have not been revealed.

El-Baz has worked in several fashion houses during his career. After working for Guy Laroche and Yves Saint Laurent, he worked at Lanvin Fashion House for many years.

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, responded with concern to the Twitter SMS service and praised Elbaz as a talented and dignified person. The socialist wrote: “He loved Paris very much (…)”. You will miss him.

Elbaz attracted a lot of attention at the haute couture shows in Paris in January because he launched his first brand, AZ Factory. On “Show Fashion” he explains his concept: fashion that goes hand in hand with technology. For example, Elbaz has developed special jersey fabrics that can individually shape the body with different levels of elasticity.

“I’ve always been fascinated by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity,” said Robert, President of Richmont.

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