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.

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.

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

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