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Check Out Lanvin’s Awesome 82-Year-Old Model

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Model Jacqueline Murdock is proof positive of the adage “style is timeless.” After seeing Murdock on a recent episode of “The Today Show” modeling as part of a segment on the blog Advanced Style, Lanvin head Alber Elbaz contacted her about appearing in his latest series of ads. For Lavin’s latest series of ads, Elbaz wanted to feature real people, so he’s tapped a wide array of models, from 18 to 82. Hmmm…how about that? Real people in fashion ads? Pretty crazy stuff…

Is Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz The Most Delightful Person In Fashion?

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It’s no surprise that fashion people are generally accepted as some of the most difficult personalities out there. It’s not necessarily a bad thing — they just have very specific visions of their objectives and how to reach them. You can’t write off an entire demographic, of course, because there are always exceptions, even if they aren’t technically the rule. There’s no better paradigm of this aberration from the norm than Alber Elbaz, the Israeli fashion designer who has headed the house of Lanvin since 2001. In telltale form, model Lily Donaldson calls him “a magical man,” and I would be inclined to agree. With his self-deprecating, humble wit, frank honesty, and tenderhearted approach to women’s fashion, Elbaz isn’t just one of the nicest people in fashion — I think he may very well be one of the nicest people, period. Keep reading »

Watch: Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection On The Runway

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Last week Paris fashion house Lanvin, helmed by the esteemed designer Alber Elbaz, debuted its Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Trim, elegant silhouettes flitted down the runway as Tilda Swinton and Dita Von Teese looked on — and Elbaz proved once again why he’s one of the fashion world’s favorites. Take a look! 

Alber Elbaz Really Relates To His Book

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“I was searching for a story that people would get when they look at the book — and the story is the process. … The book is small and fat — something I could relate to.”

– The adorable, and adorably rotund, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, on the new book of his designs that will be debuting this fall. The book might be short and fat, but it’s not cheap — it’ll cost around €320. [NY Times]

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz Is Writing A Book

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It’s not a secret that I have a lot of love for Alber Elbaz: there is no one in the fashion industry who seems more genuine than the Lanvin designer. He takes his job and his art very seriously, which is evident season after season in his masterful collections, and in quotes he always sounds sweet and easy-going (unlike most everyone else in fashion). Love!  So it thrills me to know that Mr. Elbaz has been penning a 700-page book filled with both text and photos. The tome will document the entire design and production process of a Lanvin collection. Considering how fond I am of Alber and his designs, I may do more than just skim through this one. In true lovably eccentric fashion, the author has declared that some of the pages will be blank, because “that is how I start every day.” Amen. [NYMag.com]

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 »

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