"What I bring is everything that I don't have. This is the fantasy. This is the concierge that goes home." - Alber Elbaz
"There are many designers whose work can make women look thinner or prettier. Elbaz seems to have the power to make women appear more interesting." - Ariel Levy for The Observer
In 1889 Jeanne Lanvin, aged 22, arrived at the Faubourg Saint Honoré to work as a milliner. By the early 20th century Lanvin was one of the Premiere Fashion Houses representing the epitome of French chic. Flash forward almost 50 years to 2002, when Alber Elbaz, was named artistic director. Best known for his asymmetrical, draped Grecian goddess silhouettes. Alber’s genius vision has once again made the Lanvin collection a must-have for fashion insiders worldwide.