Alber Elbaz

Alber Elbaz

Alber Elbaz is set to release a new fragrance next year.

The 55-year-old fashion designer - who was part of the creative team at the fashion house Lanvin for 14 years after leaving the label last year - has joined forces with the French fragrance expert Frédéric Malle to launch a new scent called Superstitious.

Speaking about the upcoming beauty product at a ceremony in Paris, France, on Monday (03.10.16), he said: "The word 'Superstitious' was the starting point of it all, something we agreed upon immediately. We are both superstitious."

However Alber has admitted he doesn't consider his latest venture with Frédéric - who launched his eponymous perfume brand, which has been part of Estée Lauder for two years - as a "collaboration", and has instead described the partnership as a "friendship and respect" between the two.

He added: "It's not about a collaboration, it's about friendship and respect."

Alber also created the forthcoming beauty product with perfumer Dominique Ropion, who previously worked with Frédéric on his perfume collection called Editions de Parfums in 2000.

Meanwhile, Frédéric has admitted he has "always" admired the Morocco-born creative mastermind - who was made an Officier in the Légion D'Honneur in the French capital last night - because he makes his creations to suit women rather and is "not about himself."

He said: "I have always admired Alber for making the women who wear his clothes appear even more beautiful. It is all about them and not about himself.

"Like perfume 'classics', Alber's dresses are the result of an invisible architecture. Like Alber's dresses, Superstitious elevates the women that wear it, it empowers them."

And Frédéric Malle's company have revealed they were honoured to celebrate Alber's new titled and announce the news of their beauty product.

Alongside a picture of both males posted to Frédéric Malle Instagram, it read: "[email protected] - it is our honor to celebrate you today and announce to the world the impending new perfume#fredericmallealberelbaz (sic)."