For me, a lover of originality, it kinda makes me lose my taste in designer outfits. Well, that was until I read Alber Elbaz's statements. Here's an excerpt from the dialogue (page 526 of Harper's Bazaar March 2014 issue).
Sanjay Gupta: So if "cool" is not the sentiment, what is the modern "cool" for Alber? Is it authenticity?
Alber Elbaz: "Authenticity, of course. And I think it's something that's being erased today because everybody wants to be like everybody... I think that the beauty is making mistakes, the beauty is being wrong, the beauty is being authentic, and authenticity is a very important thing, in every demand. And I think as a doctor you have to be authentic, and as a person you have to be authentic, and as a father you have to be authentic- because this is originality. I think this is a very important thing that I don't see enough of today. I love authenticity."
Something else profound that Alber said was "Some of the biggest thinkers I have seen are not those stylish people. They are the total opposite, the ones you can almost ignore in a room."
I fell in love with Lanvin's Alber Elbaz. You may read the entire interview here: "The Dress Doctor."
|From Harper's Bazaar|
Other Lanvin outfits are below.
Sexy does it. :)
Pants, though it looks like a jumpsuit, which I need!
Do you now see what I mean by original?