Lanvin Top Man Discusses Haute Couture
I just read a fascinating interview with Alber Elbaz, the genius designer behind stunning fashion house Lanvin (whose Paris outpost I can't wait to visit next week--its window displays are works of art), in which he wonders about the future of aging couture houses in a modernizing world:
Make sure to scroll down and read comment #17. It really skewers fashion in the United States, and makes me realize what I'm missing by studying here instead of in Europe. The artistry is often so secondary to the marketing in this country; that assumption and the fall of true envelope-pushing creativity are taken for granted here, but not everywhere else.
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