11 Oct 2021

AZ Factory Tribute show for Alber Elbaz, through the lens of Oriane Verstraeten

On October 5th, the fashion world gathered in Paris for one of the biggest tribute shows ever. AZ Factory, founded by the late Alber Elbaz, organized a joyful tribute runway show. With looks from 45 of the world’s biggest designers, each honoring Alber Elbaz, the show was one of the highlights of this season’s fashion month.

The front row was filled with the designer’s family, friends, colleagues, and peers: Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens, Naomi Campbell, Olivier Rousteing, Iris Van Herpen, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and many more.

Alber’s legacy turned into NFTs

Apart from a showstopping tribute, AZ Factory also launched a unique NFT project. “NFTs have gotten exponentially more popular in the last few months, so we thought about how we could make Alber’s legacy eternal, unique but also available to the wider public while remaining exclusive. Alber’s unique Designs turned into NFTs connected to the limited edition garments was the answer,” the AZ Factory team tells us.

Photographer Oriane Verstraeten was backstage to capture this special moment.

Rick Owens

Naomi Campbell

by Viktor & Rolf

by Vetements

Model Maggie Maurer trying on the Schiapparelli partial face cast by Daniel Roseberry

by Balenciaga

by Dries Van Noten

by Christopher John Rogers

by Gorgio Armani

by Jean Paul Gaultier

by Bottega Veneta

by Iris Van Herpen

by Off-White

by Rick Owens

by Thom Browne

All images by Oriane Verstraeten for ENFNTS TERRIBLES

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