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Alber Elbaz films short video for The New York Times

Alber Elbaz films short video for The New York Times

''I feel very comfortable in the dark"


This week, Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz gives us an inside look of his Paris studio for a special segment for The New York Times

Bringing down his barriers, the mysterious Alber Elbaz revealed some of his secrets and the work load he deals with when running one of the most iconic fashion houses in the world...

Located on the iconic 8th Arrondissement in Paris, Lanvin's creative genius painted a profound picture of himself as he revealed what goes through his head every day, and the idea behind his modern and minimal office. "I needed to make a place where there was no colour whatsoever, and I just made it all dark and all black, and thought maybe if I made like a black hole I would have a better perspective...I feel very comfortable in the dark." He explained.

When talking about the comfort he feels in his studio, Elbaz said, "It's kind of like my bunker, you know when you are in this kind of position there's a lot of loneliness, especially when you go out, but then when I come back here I feel protected again"

In the almost four minute video, the designer also touched upon the constant pressure of the fashion industry, "It's the only place I feel skinny and beautiful." added Elbaz in the clip, which you can watch below now...

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