You need not have known the late Alber Elbaz to be moved by the touching tribute show that took place in Paris last night in his honour. But if you were one of the lucky people to have encountered Elbaz—legendary designer known for his grand romanticism at Lanvin, but best known for his big heart—then the show, entitled “Love Brings Love” would turn you into a sobbing mess.
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That was the case for the hundreds of editors and friends present, as well as the epic front row of designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Maria Grazia Chiuri of Christian Dior, Rick Owens, Daniel Lee of Bottega Veneta and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino. They were part of an impressive list of 44 designers who were invited to create a special piece inspired by Elbaz to be showcased that night.