Paco Peralta 60

Cover of Sew Today magazine, June 2021: model in Paco Peralta tunic pattern Vogue 1550 in linen with silk contrast. Text reads: FABRIC FOCUS: LINEN - SANDRA BETZINA: DOLMAN SLEEVES - QUICK PROJECT: EASY-TO-MAKE TOP
Paco Peralta tunic (V1550) on the cover of Sew Today magazine, June 2021. Photo: Tim Geaney. Image: Sewdirect.

Paco Peralta would have been 60 today. Peralta died in 2019, just after his 57th birthday.

On his birthday, I’m reflecting on the legacy of the late, great Barcelona couturier who gave so much to the sewing community.

Happy birthday, Paco — you’re in our thoughts today.

Paco Peralta: Vogue Patterns | In memoriam: Paco Peralta, 1962–2019 | VISIBLE feat. Paco Peralta

Cover of Sew Today magazine, March 2021: model Piyawan Chitsamran in Paco Peralta coat pattern Vogue 1619 in waxed polyester. Text reads: TRENDS - GENTLEWOMAN STYLE - COLOUR FORECAST - SWATCH WATCH - PERFECT PLEATS - TERRY FOX
Paco Peralta coat (V1619) on the cover of Sew Today magazine, March 2021. Photo: Jack Deutsch. Image: Sewdirect.

In memoriam: Alber Elbaz

Tim Walker. Alber Elbaz with model in Lanvin, 2009
Alber Elbaz with model in Lanvin, 2009. Photo: Tim Walker. Image: The New Yorker.

Farewell to Alber Elbaz, the beloved designer for Guy Laroche, Saint Laurent, and Lanvin.

Read his New York Times obituary.

Chaque femme est une apparition: Carmen Kass photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Guy Laroche by Alber Elbaz Fall 1998 advertising campaign
Alber Elbaz for Guy Laroche Fall 1998 advertising campaign. Model: Carmen Kass. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Image: Vogue Archive.