- SIX months after his departure as creative director of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz has been removed from the fashion house's board of directors.
The decision was made during a brief “technical” meeting at Lanvin HQ in Paris, reports WWD, and means that Elbaz will no longer have any say in the future of the brand. He does, however, continue to own a minority share in the company.
Elbaz’s split with the house that he helped steer to commercial and critical success during his 14-year tenure was an acrimonious one, with the designer said to have been ousted by majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang.
Accusations of “poor quality” and “agressiveness” on Elbaz’s part followed shortly – all of which the designer strenuously denied – while existing staff at the fashion house loyal to Elbaz revolted following a breakdown in communication with management.