IN THE MIDDLE: Alber Elbaz is heading to Dubai later this month — billed as the first trip to the emirate for Lanvin’s creative director. The designer is to host a fashion discussion for a group of VIP women on April 15, and present looks from his fall collection via informal modeling, including a five-look capsule collection designed especially for the Middle East region.

Lanvin is also planning a cocktail party for a wider audience, including local press, later that evening. Chalhoub Group is the French house’s partner in the region.

This story first appeared in the April 9, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.