HUGE hugs+BIG thanks ๐Ÿ’to all of you around the world ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒfor showing me so much Lโค๏ธVE. The day after my last show ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟin PARIS๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท , 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' ๐Ÿ“ธfriends...only good FRIENDS๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ And I don't take pictures of food .....I prefer to EAT ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ• But this past 2 wks made me realize how many AMAZING friends+supporters ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ I have....And YES,they are all 'photogenic'...because they are all BEAUTIFUL 'inside-out'. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Instagram is a beautiful way to communicate+share Lโค๏ธVE. I Lโค๏ธVE YOU ALL BACK ๐Ÿ’‹ I am now on #Instagram !!! ๐Ÿ“ธ Thank you @kevin ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’Œ ๐Ÿ‘“ Alber @alberelbaz8 #alberelbaz #instagram #iloveyou
A photo posted by Alber Elbaz (@alberelbaz8) on Nov 11, 2015 at 1:42pm PST

A few weeks after the announcement that Alber Elbaz would be leaving his post at Lanvin, the designer has announced another big change in his life: he's decided to join Instagram. Like Marc Jacobs and other designers, Elbaz had previously been reluctant to use personal social media (Lanvin, however, has nearly 2 million Instagram followers and 336k on Twitter) but had a change of heart after meeting with Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom. In his inaugural, emoji-filled post, Elbaz shares a bow-tied and bespectacled selfie (bien sรปr!) and explains that he used to joke that "I don't do Instagram because I don't have 'photogenic' friends...only good FRIENDS And I don't take pictures of food...I prefer to EAT [hamburger, french fry, pizza emoji]." But apparently his departure from the fashion house made him 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."

So let's welcome Monsieur Elbaz to the 'gram, give him a follow (he's already got 10k in 15 hours since he joined!) and cross our fingers that his feed will be full of more bow-tied selfies, sketches, designs and maybe even a hint or two about what he's going to be up to next.

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