July 1, 2022

Kim Kardashian ‘heartbroken’ as fashion designer Alber Elbaz dies from Covid

Kim Kardashian shared her sadness after the fashion designer Alber Elbaz died of Covid.

It was announced on Sunday that Alber, the former artistic director at Lanvin, passed away after battling coronavirus. He was 59-years-old.

Taking to her Instagram account, Kim said she was “heartbroken” as she shared a string of pictures of their time together.

He had dressed Kim for her first Vogue cover and her first Met Ball, with the duo forming a close bond while working together.

She wrote: “Sweet @alberelbaz8 when I heard the news of his passing today my heart broke.

“My first time to Paris I was surprised with a lunch with Alber and I almost fainted when I walked in.

“He was the most warm and welcoming.

“Alber dressed me for my first Vogue cover and gifted me with the cover dress to hold onto that memory forever.

“Then Alber and Lanvin dressed me to the first Met Ball I was invited to on my own.

“Our fittings were filled with laughs and hugs!

“What a sweet soul. I will cherish all of our memories forever.”

Alber was artistic director at Lanvin from 2001 until 2015.

Before his death he had recently launched his own label, AZ Factory.

He had dressed several celebrities, including Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep.

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