Legendary Morocco born designer Alber Elbaz dies after contracting COVID19
The Israeli-French, Morocco-born visionary’s death was confirmed by Compagnie Financière Richemont, his joint venture partner in AZ Factory, his latest fashion outing. He died on Saturday at The American Hospital in Paris and, according to WWD, the cause of his death was COVID-19.
“I have lost not only a colleague but a beloved friend,” Richemont founder and chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement published on April 25, the day after the designer’s sudden passing.
“Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures. I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity. He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular vision, sense of beauty and empathy leave an indelible impression.”
Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco and moved to Israel with his family when he was 10-years-old. He studied design at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, before immigrating to New York then Paris to pursue a career in fashion.....
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