Monday round up – Alber Elbaz, Victoria Beckham and Elle Macpherson

A designer honored, a celebrity shoe and bag designer, and a former supermodel expands  lingerie empire

  • Alber Elbaz, creative director at Lanvin, has been awarded Legion of Honor with France’s prestigious Chavelier de la Légion d’Honneur. According to a Lanvin spokeswoman, Elbaz will be surrounded by close friends and his coworkers when he is pinned. “He was proud and proud for all the people working with him at Team Lanvin,” the spokesman said, adding that Elbaz spent most of his holiday not on vacation, but rather, sketching his pre-fall and fall collections.
  • Victoria Beckham to design shoes and bags in a $10 million dollar deal – though it’s small change compared to David Beckham’s deal with LA Galaxy. According to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Victoria’s a real stickler for detail so everything will be perfect. Her shoes will as sexy as Christian Louboutin’s – there’s a huge buzz about them over here.”
  • Elle Macpherson has launched a new range of underwear called Elle Macpherson Intimates Boudoir, which she hopes will help women get in touch with their sensuous side. It will feature quarter-cup bras and suspender belts with two suites of lingerie – one in store in time for Valentine’s Day and the second in April.