Fashion Designer Alber Elbaz Dies Of COVID-19 At 59

Celebrated fashion designer Alber Elbaz, perhaps best known for his work at Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 59, luxury fashion company Richemont said Sunday. Elbaz was the creative director of Paris-based Richemont’s AZ Factory, for which he designed “beautiful, practical, and solutions-driven fashion that works for everyone,” according to its website. He died Saturday of Covid-19, a spokesperson for Richemont told CNN. “It was with shock and enormous sadness that I heard of Alber’s sudden passing. Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures,” Richemont chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement. Read more at CNN.