In a grand and elegant show, the international fashion community came together to pay respect, and honor designer Abner Elbaz. The magnificent A Z Factory show, coordinated by Elbaz’s long-term stylist Babeth Dijan featured designs from nearly every major design house including, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Vetements, Viktor & Rolf, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Glenn Martens and Giambattista Valli, Rick Owens, Matthew Williams and many more. Some designers immortalized Elbaz’s signature look, the most humorous being a design by Rosie Assouline, who appropriated Elbaz’s oversized glasses for the model’s bodice. Model and muse, Amber Valletta embodied Elbaz wearing his signature uniform, and a jacket embroidered with images of Elbaz designs.
After his long and admired stint at Lanvin, Elbaz founded AZ Factory in 2019 with Swiss luxury conglomerate Richemont. From his time at Geoffrey Beene, Guy Laroche, YSL to his work at AZ Factory Elbaz proved to be a visionary in understanding trends and what women truly wanted to wear.
Elbaz was not a disrupter, and his sensitivity to empowering women brought him legions of fans. Each piece in the show acknowledges the reverence, respect, and endearment of his peers. The show ended with 20 plus looks designs from AZ Factory that cherished ruffles, puffs, hearts, volume, and black suiting, all tenents of Elbaz life in fashion. A Z FACTORY.