6 Reasons to Follow Alber Elbaz on Instagram
Number one: That face.
If The New York Times' Vanessa Friedman's latest article about former Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz is any indication, everyone and anyone is dying to know what the Israeli designer is going to do next.
Early buzz hinted he may be filling Raf Simon's shoes at Dior, but those rumors have since been replaced with speculation (and excitement) that he may actually be starting his own line.
Through the whole ordeal, Elbaz himself has stayed pretty mum, remaining tight-lipped to the media. But social media? That's another story. Especially on Instagram, everyone's favorite bespectacled designer has been postin' away, sharing snapshots of his "amigos" (hello, Karl Lagerfeld), his childhood and, our personal favorite, his quirky, lovable self (see above).
As if you needed a more convincing excuse to follow the designer aside from just his stellar resume, here are six infallible reasons you should be social stalking Elbaz, like yesterday.
1. His Amigos
Just look at the bliss Elbaz experiences as he embraces Karl Lagerfeld. (Let's be honest, we'd all have the same reaction in the arms of the Kaiser.)
Plus he's tight with Bono. As his caption reads, "Two #Amigos..... #Bono+Me".
2. His Emojis/Hashtags
HUGE hugs+BIG thanks to all of you around the world for showing me so much LVE. The day after my last show in PARIS , I met with Kevin Systrom, the co-founder of Instagram. I joked and told him.."I don't do Instagram because I don't have 'photogenic' friends...only good FRIEND And I don't take pictures of food .....I prefer to EAT But this past 2 wks made me realize how many AMAZING friends+supporters I have....And YES,they are all 'photogenic'...because they are all BEAUTIFUL 'inside-out'. Instagram is a beautiful way to communicate+share LVE. I LVE YOU ALL BACK I am now on #Instagram !!! Thank you @kevin Alber @alberelbaz8 #alberelbaz #instagram #iloveyou
The designer used 30 emojis alone to announce his Instagram presence, and continues to use hashtags like #alberelbaz and #instagram just in case you forgot whose social account you were looking at. And it's always nice to see a #iloveyou.
3. His Selfies
The man knows how to pick a background.
4. His Sketches
In every sketch he creates, Elbaz is basically an adorable caricature of himself.
5. The Glasses and Bow Tie Combo
A uniform that never goes out of style.
6. Whatever Is Happening Here
The hat. The sassy expression. Never change, Alber. Never change.