Alber Elbaz Quotes

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  • I certainly can't complain. I work six days a week, if not seven, and eighteen hours out of twenty-four - fortunately, with a great deal of pleasure. Why? Because I only do something if I want to do it; I need to feel a desire, to find pleasure in moving forward, creating, moving, inventing.

  • I think that if you want to pass emotion, you have to write a letter. Emotions do not pass in SMS or in e-mail.

  • I like the dream, like fantasy dresses. Women can dream at 9 in the morning and at 10 o’clock at night, it doesn’t matter. I think it is also important for me to make it pragmatic and practical and wearable. I always say, 'If you can’t eat it, it’s not food, and if you can’t wear it, it’s not fashion, it is something else.'

  • The nature of fashion is family. You see that at almost every house, it was owned first by a family. It wasn't owned by a bank.

  • I think 'modesty' is a beautiful word today - and a beautiful attitude.

  • All I want is beautiful. I mean, I like grey hair, I love wrinkles. But this is me.

  • Why not touch things that we hate and turn them upside down and inside out?

  • What is beautiful for you may not be beautiful to someone else. Or whatever is beautiful here may not be beautiful there and what is sometimes beautiful today is not necessarily beautiful tomorrow. Perhaps this is the story of fashion and what makes it move forward, the fact that there is no decision whatsoever with what’s wrong.

  • I like having the freedom to dress as I desire.

    "How I get dressed". Interview with Marion Hume, January 13, 2007.
  • I work on fittings, mostly. You know, I sketch less and less in my work. I sketch for the show sometimes, but then it becomes more conceptual. But when I don't sketch, it becomes more pragmatic.

    Interview with Cathy Horyn, June 17, 2007.
  • Fashion doesn't look good only on models, it can look good on different people of different ages and different body shapes.

    "When fashion and reality collide". Interview with Emanuella Grinberg, July 30, 2012.
  • Everybody's talking about the new democratic world and whether high fashion is relevant. But without high there is no low. I don't like to intellectualize. I've always said fashion is like roast chicken: You don't have to think about it to know it's delicious.

  • Fashion is like life. It needs fear and uncertainty if you are to move forward.

  • Yves Saint Laurent gave women power, Chanel liberated them and when I joined Lanvin, I thought 'what do I bring to women? One day, I received an SMS from a friend in New York - she was in a taxi on the way to court to face her arsehole ex-husband, and she said to me 'Alber, I am wearing a Lanvin dress, and I feel so protected.' That to me was the biggest compliment I ever received. To have a 500 gram piece of silk make her feel protected - that made me very happy indeed.

  • I do sport at the gym a few times a week, but I hate it. Work is my only remedy. I feel so twisted and horrible in the morning, but then I go to the office and I start feeling better. Work is my Tylenol. Extra-strength.

  • I think that because I'm overweight, [my] fantasy was lightness. So I project my fantasy to the clothes, and now all I do is light, light clothes because it's the one thing I don't have. That is why I'm too afraid to lose weight because then I might make heavy clothes.

  • Almost every collection I do has 200 different references. I don't have two of the same coat, two of the same dress. I have it in one color, in one fabric. I've tried to adapt the culture of couture, and the know-how and the heritage, but I try to update it.

    Interview with Cathy Horyn, June 17, 2007.
  • I think that we are in a very strange time, when everybody is thinking about what is going to happen, and everybody is kind of cleaning house a little bit. In the fashion world, we are doing something similar. We are taking the fake out and being a little bit more real and simple.

  • I love women. I get along with women more than men, and I have more women friends.

  • I don't want to see a dress with a woman. I just want to see a woman, with a beautiful dress.

  • If it’s not edible, it’s not food. If it’s not wearable, it’s not fashion.

    "Ladies' Man". Interview with Ariel Levy, March 16, 2009.
  • I barely finish one pre-collection before I must start on another. Sales start, but I am already elsewhere creatively. The men's show is being prepared, but we also need to think about accessories, perfumes and other items. In sum, I never stop.

  • I always think, if I were an editor, and I was invited to a show, and I would have to wait for 45 minutes in the dark or in the cold or in the heat, maybe I would like to have a fresh drink or a piece of chocolate.

    "Celebrations for Elbaz... and plenty self-doubt". Interview with Miles Socha, March 30, 2012.
  • If you change a woman's look, you change her persona.

    "Land of dreams". Interview with Hadley Freeman, October 2, 2004.
  • H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.

  • Women can dream at 9 in the morning and at 10 o'clock at night - it doesn't matter.

  • I wanted to see people from different age groups, body shapes and personalities wearing Lanvin That is what Lanvin is all about and represents - we dont only do clothes for 20-year-old girls. I love to see mature women wearing Lanvin as well. I love wrinkles, I love grey hair.

  • When a woman's clothes are in harmony with her emotions, she shines from within.

  • When I'm traveling the world, I don't ever look anymore at the geography - just enough to catch galleries and paintings.

    Interview with Stephanie Seymour Brant, April 28, 2009.
  • All the young people in fashion worship the people who have been around a long time. I think it is about keeping something going through the generations. Take my work: Just because I'm not 20 anymore doesn't mean that people don't appreciate what I do.

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    Alber Elbaz

    • Born: 1961
    • Occupation: Fashion designer