The acclaimed designer died in Paris, aged 59, from COVID-19 in April, and on Tuesday night (05.10.21), Paris Fashion Week drew to a close with a spectacular showcase in homage to the AZ Factory founder.
The likes of Raf Simons, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rick Owens, and Stella McCartney created one-off looks for the event at Le Carreau Du Temple.
And among the star-studded audience was the 58-year-old ‘Ghost’ star and her 30-year-old actress daughter, who were dressed in Stella McCartney.
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It marked AZ Factory’s first-ever Paris Fashion Week show and featured a sustainable fleece material created from organic cotton and seaweed.
The former Lanvin creative director – who launched AZ in 2019 – had worked on the collection prior to his death.
On the role of a fashion designer, Alber said in 2015: “We designers, we started as couturiers, asking: ‘What do women want? What do women need? What can I do for a woman to make her life better and easier? How can I make a woman more beautiful?’”
And this was confirmed to be the case by Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, who once said: “Alber’s dresses for Lanvin are the only ones that when I wear them, I feel like myself, or even a better version of her.”
During his storied career, Alber created red carpet looks of A-listers such as Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Kim Kardashian West.
Paying tribute to the designer following the sad news of his death, Kim said: “Alber dressed me for my first Vogue cover and gifted me with the cover dress to hold on to that memory forever.”
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