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Balenciaga, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more to pay tribute to Alber Elbaz

Balenciaga, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more to pay tribute to Alber Elbaz

'Love Brings Love'

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

To round off Paris Fashion Week, a fashion show in honour of the late Alber Elbaz will take place...

Some of the world's most respected fashion houses and designers are coming together to pay tribute to the ever-so-great Alber Elbaz – a man who was larger than life, a brilliant couturier, a legacy in the industry.

Under AZ Factory, the fashion start-up founded by the late Alber Elbaz and Richemont in 2019, the brand has confirmed its participation on the Paris Fashion Week calendar this season with a 'Love Brings Love' show in honour of the late designer, and revealed a collaborative catwalk show with 44 houses and designers.

It has always been the designer's dream of uniting friends from the industry and so, with the help of those who loved him, designers will provide one look for the occasion, whether it's a bespoke creation inspired by Alber's legacy or a special take on an iconic silhouette. 

According to a statement released by AZ Factory, the show's concept is inspired by Théâtre de la Mode, "a 1945 Parisian exhibition which brought together over sixty French couturiers as a beautiful expression of creativity, prestige, and solidarity in the wake of World War II."

Discover the full list of participating houses and designers below...

ALAÏA – Pieter Mulier
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Sarah Burton
BALENCIAGA – Demna Gvasalia
BALMAIN – Olivier Rousteing
BOTTEGA VENETA – Daniel Lee
BURBERRY – Riccardo Tisci
CASABLANCA – Charaf Tajer
CHLOE – Gabriela Hearst
CHRISTIAN DIOR – Maria Grazia Chiuri
CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS – Christopher John Rogers
COMME DES GARÇONS – Rei Kawakubo
DRIES VAN NOTEN – Dries Van Noten
FENDI – Kim Jones
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – Giambattista Valli
GIORGIO ARMANI – Giorgio Armani
GIVENCHY – Matthew Williams
GUCCI – Alessandro Michele
GUO PEI – Guo Pei
HERMES – Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski
IRIS VAN HERPEN in collaboration with ADOBE – Iris Van Herpen
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – Jean Paul Gaultier
LANVIN – Bruno Sialelli

LOEWE – Jonathan Anderson
LOUIS VUITTON – Nicolas Ghesquière
OFF-WHITE – Virgil Abloh
RAF SIMONS – Raf Simons
RALPH LAUREN – Ralph Lauren
RICK OWENS – Rick Owens
ROSIE ASSOULIN – Rosie Assoulin
SACAI – Chitose Abe
SAINT LAURENT – Anthony Vaccarello
SCHIAPARELLI – Daniel Roseberry
SIMONE ROCHA – Simone Rocha
STELLA MCCARTNEY – Stella McCartney
THEBE MAGUGU – Thebe Magugu
THOM BROWNE – Thom Browne
TOMO KOIZUMI – Tomo Koizumi
VALENTINO – Pierpaolo Piccioli
VERSACE – Donatella Versace
VETEMENTS – Guram Gvasalia
VIKTOR & ROLF – Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler
WALES BONNER – Grace Wales Bonner
Y/PROJECT – Glenn Martens

To be a part of the event, tune in at 8pm CET, October 5, as the show will be livestreamed on AZFactory.com, on Youtube and on Instagram.

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