alber elbaz finally joins instagram

After publicly rejecting the idea of a personal account, the former Lanvin designer has now graced the social media platform.

by i-D Staff
12 November 2015, 3:00am

It's been a big month for Alber Elbaz. With last month's shocking dismissal from Lanvin, the French House he headed up for over 14 years, Alber has evidently had time to think and reflect on the multitudes of people who've supported him in the wake of the departure.  

Earlier this year, he admitted that Instagram gave him FOMO stating, "While other people are posting pictures of their dinner in which "even the mozzarella looks sexy," he is "home eating old tomatoes and making sure everyone else has a glamorous life." He even once admitted to Instagram's co-founder Kevin Systrom that Instagram wasn't for him because, "I don't have 'photogenic' friends...only good friends. And I don't take pictures of food ...I prefer to EAT." Naturally, Instagram has never seemed a likely path for Alber Elbaz.  

But now he's joined and we're free to follow as he perfects selfies, photos of good friends and brunches. His friend Eva Chen was the first to welcome him to the gram with a shot of the two and a shout out to his "fish gape/duck face". Welcome to the fold, Alber!