Alber Elbaz was reknown in the fashion world, it was a shock when Covid-19 clamined him in April of this past year. AZ Factory closed out Paris Fashion Week with a nod to the designer.
AZ Factory (which Alber began in January of this year) closed out the whole spring-summer 2022 season for Paris Fashion Week. Fashion fans packed into the Carreau du Temple to honor the life of renowned designer Alber Elbaz, who, shockingly, died at the age of 59 from COVID-19 in April of this year. The show was themed “Love Brings Love,” it was a labor of collaboration of over 40 couture houses unified to honor the life and sartorial legacy of the Israeli designer. The show was inspired by Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945 exhibition that took place in Paris where 60-plus couture designers like Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Dior made it a point to highlight French high fashion right after World War II ravaged their continent.
AZ Factory stated, when they announced the show a few months ago, that Alber Elbaz had dreamt of finding ways of uniting his wider fashion family. “This year, with the help of all those who loved him, AZ Factory will bring Alber’s biggest dream to life.” So, in death, his wish was granted where designers came together to create looks in his name. The show was held under strict CVOID-19 procedures to enter. Once through security and COVID-19 pass checks, guests were given a book filled with thoughts and quotes from the 44 designers who designed a piece for the collection.