Lanvin Employees are Protesting Elbaz's Abrupt Ouster

Alber Elbaz’s ouster from Lanvin, which was confirmed yesterday, is not a happening quietly at the Paris-based design house’s atelier. According to WWD, some of Lanvin's 330 employees are fighting Elbaz’s exile from the house, which comes on the heels of a 14-year tenure. Lanvin's work council has requested a face-to-face with the company's majority owner, Shaw-Lan Wang, who is responsible for Elbaz's termination; they will reportedly demand answers and express their concerns to her. Lanvin's employees are also demanding, loudly in some cases, that the company bring back Elbaz, going as far as to start chants of "Alber, Alber, Alber," according to WWD's source. The work council says that if Wang is not willing to listen to their requests, they will take their case through Paris's commercial court in hopes of fighting back against the executive team's decision. I'm not sure if that will prove fruitful, but stay tuned …