His ejection was decided at a brief, technical board meeting here on Monday, and follows the designer’s ouster last October.
Sources characterized the procedure as routine since the designer had been ousted last October.
The fashion house has already appointed Elbaz’s successor, Bouchra Jarrar, who is to make her debut as artistic director of women’s collections for the spring 2017 season.
It is understood that Elbaz’s removal from the board will not impact his minority shareholding in Lanvin, held indirectly via separate holding, or any discussions around its unwinding.
Still, it marks an end to exerting any influence on a company that he helped shape.
Over a celebrated 14-year tenure, Elbaz made Lanvin a must-see show in Paris, and the brand synonymous with soigné cocktail dresses, dressy sneakers and bold costume jewelry.
Contacted by WWD, the designer declined to comment. Lanvin officials could not be reached for comment.
Lanvin’s works council contested the ouster of Elbaz, concerned about the impact on the company’s economic and social welfare, and faced off against management at the Tribunal de Grande Instance last December.
The company’s consolidated sales have been eroding, expected to have fallen to around 200 million euros versus a peak of more than 250 million euros only a few years ago, according to sources.
While Elbaz received acclaim for his runway designs, the house has struggled to find success with leather goods, and compete against larger, better funded rivals.
Jarrar, known for her skill with chic daywear, said her intention is to “bring to Lanvin the harmony and consistency of a fashion designed for women, a fashion of our time.”
The brand — which marked its 125th anniversary in 2014 — was born when founder Jeanne Lanvin set up her first millinery workshop on Rue Boissy d’Anglas.
Previous designers of Lanvin include Claude Montana, Eric Bergère, Dominique Morlotti, Ocimar Versolato and Cristina Ortiz.