Alber Elbaz

OFFICER’S CLUB: Look who has an event during Paris Fashion Week: Alber Elbaz. Lanvin’s former creative director, who was ousted last October after a stellar 14-year tenure, is to be decorated as an Officer of the Legion of Honor on Oct. 3.

This story first appeared in the September 9, 2016 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Save-the-date notices went out late Thursday for a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture’s offices at Palais Royal. The invitation featured a sketch of the charismatic designer with his new hair color: red.