The Palais Galliera celebrates Alber Elbaz with an exhibition of an unprecedented format which recreates the fashion show in tribute to the designer presented on October 5, 2021 at the Carreau du Temple in Paris.
A silhouette inspired by Alber Elbaz
After the disappearance of the designer, the house AZ Factory which he had recently founded called on former close collaborators and organized and carried out a tribute fashion show in his honor. A show which brought together the participation of 46 designers who were all invited to create a silhouette inspired by Alber Elbaz and his work: flowing dresses with a long train, short dresses awakened by games of ruffles or large bows, dresses printed with drawings or the portrait of the creator. Recognized or emerging, at the head of historic houses or at the head of their own brand, these designers brought together offered a look at fashion design, its questions and its contemporary challenges: environment, diversity, gender…
Alber Elbaz’s mantra
The Palais Galliera wishes to pay homage to Alber Elbaz by organizing an exhibition which reconstructs the fashio show and invites visitors to immerse themselves in this ephemeral universe by reproducing the order of passage, the effects, the music and the lights which made this evening a historic event. The title of « Love Brings Love » takes up a formula advocated by the fashion designer as a mantra. As a reaction to the isolation caused by the health crisis, this exhibition highlights the fraternity of designers gathered to celebrate the memory of one of their most brilliant representatives, the very charismatic designer. It’s an extraordinary show! Responding present: Olivier Rousteing, Hermès, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Dries Van Noten. In total, the 40 biggest names in couture salute his memory by creating an original outfit in tribute to their friend inspired by cult silhouettes and codes that make the Elbaz signature: bow ties, hearts, loose and short dresses…
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