Friday, November 29, 2013

Alber Elbaz talks about his career and design/life philosophy

Alber Elbaz, designer of Lanvin, is just inherently lovable.  Since 2001, when he became the creative director, Lanvin has become a widely admired label.  I love his whimsical sketches and designs.  In this video, he mentions a distrust of people who are too perfectly dressed, because it indicates that their focus is on themselves.  On the other hand, he mentions his assistant who dress simply, but bring the fantasy to their work.  I'm often asked whether I'm wearing my own designs.  I tend to dress very simply, and I think it is because I want to bring my creativity to my work, rather than to dressing myself.

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