For the past year, Hollywood's brightest stars have either been forced to wear ball gowns in their living rooms to accept awards -- or they have worn fancy pajamas. On Sunday, they hit the Oscars red carpet with flair.
Alber Elbaz, who died Saturday, created collections for a half-dozen fashion houses including his own, though it was a 14-year tenure at Lanvin that earned him a place among the Pantheon of great all-time designers.
The designer passed away in Paris at the age of 59. He had recently launched his own label, AZ Factory, in collaboration with Swiss-based luxury group Richemont, and previously led design at Lanvin from 2001 to 2015.
Growing consumer confidence before the return of non-essential retail earlier this month looks to have tempered. For upbeat, now read caution as consumer confidence increased just one point to -15 in April.
On May 20, the Colombian designer and the Catalan label will launch a capsule collection inspired by summer, Miami and the '90s. Cortázar talked to FashionNetwork.com about his own and his eponymous label’s projects.