Alber Elbaz: Lanvin
Edited by Shelly Berthime, Pascal Dangin. Photographs by But Sou Lai.
In March 2002, Alber Elbaz debuted his first collection for Lanvin, the oldest couture house in Paris. One decade later, Lanvin has become one of the most celebrated fashion houses for its uniquely modern vision and desirable designs. Alber Elbaz: Lanvin documents the journey of one collection, from the first sketch to the final runway show. These images not only unveil the continuous process of design, the behind-the-scenes work in progress, but also the human side of creating a collection. "Each collection is always different, but the process of creating is always the same," says Alber. The monograph is the result of a close collaboration with Pascal Dangin, who edited and created a book that transcends Elbaz's vision and sensibilities. Photographer But Sou Lai's poetic and sensitive images mirror Alber's work.