The Mediatheque and Design Museum Holon are proud to present the upcoming exhibition: Alber Elbaz – The Dream Factory.

The entire museum will be dedicated to the inspirational and creative life of the acclaimed fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who passed away last year due to COVID-19. The exhibition “Alber Elbaz: The Dream Factory” will include couture pieces, rare archival material, personal objects and photos shown to the public for the first time. Included is the debut collection Elbaz designed for his brand AZ Factory, which will be displayed in a museum for the first time.

Portrait of Alber Elbaz, 2021. Photo Stéphan Gallois. Image courtesy of AZ Factory.
Portrait of Alber Elbaz, 2021. Photo Stéphan Gallois. Image courtesy of AZ Factory.

As part of the exhibition, ensembles from the Love Brings Love tribute fashion show will be on display in a new multi-media format specially designed for this exhibition. Love Brings Love was an unprecedented event in the history of international fashion that was initiated by Alber’s partner Alex Koo and AZ Factory. 46 of the leading fashion houses in the world (Dior, Gucci, Balenciaga, McQueen, and more) came together for this show and created tributes in honor of Elbaz’s memory.

Alber Elbaz, 2008. Photo Giovanni Giannoni.
Alber Elbaz, 2008. Photo Giovanni Giannoni.

Alber Elbaz was an international fashion legend. He was born in Casablanca, grew up in Holon, immigrated to New York, conquered Paris and left behind an extraordinary legacy that changed fashion forever.

The exhibition will take over the entire Design Museum Holon and is the most extensive exhibition about Alber Elbaz to date. It is a moving and exciting tribute that celebrates his life and work.

Alber Elbaz Fashion Sketch, Image courtesy of Katy Reiss Agency.
Alber Elbaz Fashion Sketch, Image courtesy of Katy Reiss Agency.

Elbaz (1961-2021) dreamed and breathed fashion from early childhood and was considered a prodigy among fashion designers. This exhibition is an opportunity to tell, and experience, his extraordinary story. Alber was known not only for his unique talent for fashion and visionary approach, but also for his rare ability to tell a story, to move and touch people’s hearts. Alber’s kind personality made him deeply beloved and appreciated by many around the world. Dreams, as the driving force in Alber’s life, take center stage in the exhibition, alongside striking couture pieces.

Alber Elbaz Fashion Sketch, Image courtesy of Katy Reiss Agency.
Alber Elbaz Fashion Sketch, Image courtesy of Katy Reiss Agency.

Exhibition Curator: Ya’ara Keydar (“The Ball”, “Je t’aime Ronit Elkabetz”).
Creative Director: Katy Reiss, who worked with Alber Elbaz for 15 years.

The exhibition was created in collaboration with Alber Elbaz’s long-time creative collaborators: Alex Koo, AZ Factory, Stinsensqueeze graphic design studio, consultant Shelly Verthime, International Communications Director Hania Destelle, as well as various international artists, photographers, video editors, and more.

The exhibition is also accompanied by Alber Elbaz’s family in Israel.

Participating designers, listed alphabetically:

AZ FACTORY, Alber Elbaz / ALAÏA, Pieter Mulier / ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Sarah Burton / BALENCIAGA, Demna Gvasalia / BALMAIN, Olivier Rousteing / BOTTEGA VENETA, Daniel Lee / BURBERRY, Riccardo Tisci / CASABLANCA, Charaf Tajer / CHLOE, Gabriela Hearst / CHRISTIAN DIOR, Maria Grazia Chiuri / CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS, Christopher John Rogers / COMME DES GARÇONS, Rei Kawakubo / DRIES VAN NOTEN, Dries Van Noten / FENDI, Kim Jones / GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, Giambattista Valli / GIORGIO ARMANI, Giorgio Armani / GIVENCHY, Matthew M. Williams / GUCCI, Alessandro Michele / GUO PEI, Guo Pei / HERMES, Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski / IRIS VAN HERPEN x ADOBE, Iris Van Herpen / JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, Jean Paul Gaultier / LANVIN, Bruno Sialelli / LOEWE, Jonathan Anderson / LOUIS VUITTON, Nicolas Ghesquière / MAISON MARGIELA, John Galliano / OFF-WHITE, Virgil Abloh / RAF SIMONS, Raf Simons / RALPH LAUREN, Ralph Lauren / RICK OWENS, Rick Owens / ROSIE ASSOULIN, Rosie Assoulin / SACAI, Chitose Abe / SAINT LAURENT, Anthony Vaccarello / SCHIAPARELLI, Daniel Roseberry / SIMONE ROCHA, Simone Rocha / STELLA MCCARTNEY, Stella McCartney / THEBE MAGUGU, Thebe Magugu / THOM BROWNE, Thom Browne / TOMO KOIZUMI, Tomo Koizumi / VALENTINO, Pierpaolo Piccioli / VERSACE, Donatella Versace / VETEMENTS, Guram Gvasalia / VIKTOR & ROLF, Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren / VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler / WALES BONNER, Grace Wales Bonner / Y PROJECT, Glenn Martens / AZ Factory Studio.

Additional loans: Maison Bonnet – Bespoke Eyewear Family House, and Meryl Streep.

The exhibition is supported by the municipality of Holon, the Israeli Ministry of Culture, The French Institute, and the French Embassy.

The exhibition is sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz Israel, and by Irani Group -Factory 54.

The museum extends its gratitude to the Richemont Group and AZ Factory for the loan of the pieces.

Alber Elbaz Exhibition – The Dream Factory
Design Museum Holon, Israel

September 2022 – March 2023
Opens to the public: September 15, 2022
Curator: Ya’ara Keydar
Press conference: Sunday morning, September 11, 2022
Grand Opening: Monday evening, September 12, 2022

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