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Lanvin Makes Clothes, Awkward Dancing, Cool For Everyone

As if we could love Lanvin any more than we already do, they had to go and make this hilarious video for their fall collection, featuring models Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman swaying awkwardly to Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me.” And watch for an adorbs cameo from Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz at the very end. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Lanvin’s Girls Make Fighting Look So Good


Behold! The Lanvin Spring/Summer 2011 campaign video, with beautiful models in Alber Elbaz clothes languishing, frolicking and fighting, and looking deadly glamorous while doing so. Keep reading »

Designer Alber Elbaz Doesn’t Have Email

” see Internets every morning — I don’t have an e-mail address and, you know, I don’t do Internet, but every morning my boyfriend, Alex, makes me coffee and we watch these images. And more and more I see these stylish women wearing all these evening dresses for day, and I thought, how beautiful. So it’s not just about the nice gray sweater and the nice, I don’t know, that nice straight skirt, but it’s becoming a little bit more elaborated during the day.”

– Alber Elbaz explains the inspiration for Lanvin’s pre-fall 2011 collection to The Cut. He’s also another designer to admit he hasn’t employed the full power of the internet to do business. Maybe that’s why the majority of legitimate fashion bloggers have a difficult time getting invitations to the high-end fashion shows, unless they are a geeky teenager with gray hair. Keep reading »

And You Thought Your Birthday Sucked …

Sounds like poor Alber Elbaz (designer of Lanvin) had just about the most depressing birthday ever:

“Once Elbaz arrived in New York, the Mercer Hotel staff surprised him with an en suite card and cake. ‘Except I was all alone and I didn’t want to be that person eating an entire cake by myself in a hotel room,’ the maestro confessed. ‘So I tried to hide it, and it fell on the floor. I was too ashamed to call downstairs and ask for help with the clean-up, so I got on my knees and did it by myself.’”

Oh noes! We’ll never complain about birthday blues again. [The Daily] Keep reading »

Quotable: Alber Elbaz Explains His Feelings Toward Celebrity Designers

“I feel that some celebrities think that because they are famous, they can do fashion. Imagine if I want to be now a dancer. Trust me, I can’t. I can’t jump. I can’t even limp from one point to another. I feel that there is this kind of confusion. Everybody wants to do everything, everybody needs to do everything, and everybody feels that he can. And I’m still feeling that a dancer should dance and a chef should cook and a singer should sing and a designer of clothes should do clothes. Because the moment we try to do everything for ourselves, we’re becoming very mediocre in what we do, and we don’t go to extremes and we don’t touch excellence. And I prefer to touch excellence.”

Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz on the continuing trend of celebrity designers [Style.com] Keep reading »

Is This The New Face Of Chanel?

There’s a rumor flying around that the fashion world is calling “huge.” After Tommy Ton of style blog Jak & Jil got a supposedly juicy tip—”I received some news tonight that is going to SHAKE the fashion world in the next two days. CRAZY!!!”—the speculation commenced. The general consensus: That Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz would be replacing Karl Lagerfeld as head designer at Chanel. B-b-but … will he be as mean, ironic, and kooky as Uncle K? What if we can never laugh at or make fun of Chanel again? (We’d live, we suppose.) [Grazia Australia] Keep reading »

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