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Lanvin: I Love You Text by Alber Elbaz
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Lanvin: I Love You

Text by Alber Elbaz

  • September 30, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Rizzoli
  • 8-3/4 x 12
  • $75.00
  • $75.00
  • 978-0-8478-4421-0

About This Book

An important monograph on the complete work thus far of Alber Elbaz for Lanvin—one of fashion’s most transformative designers working today, who employs mise-en-scènes as a principal way of staging his work. Under the helm of present design director Alber Elbaz, Lanvin is now one of the powerhouses of Paris fashion, and his respectful nod to the origins and founding aesthetic of Lanvin is tempered by an unrivaled, transformative energy that has created a new, youthful audience for the house. One of the pillars of Elbaz’s work, apart from staging dynamic runway presentations, is a unique way of presenting his designs in the windows of their flagship stores, most notably in the boutique on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. These mise-en-scènes, which change every month, are well regarded as elaborate spectacles unique even in fashion. Seducing passersby into his very distinctive brand of street theater and occasionally employing prominent artists of the day, Elbaz’s windows are above all about the clothes, and his designs are given pride of place in a variety of elegant and often playful episodes. The book showcases the fashion and spirit of Lanvin with nearly two hundred compositions, from those shown at their boutiques to one-offs at the Crillon, and as far afield as Art Basel in Miami, as well as unpublished renderings of concepts hand-drawn by Elbaz.

About the Author

Alber Elbaz was born in Israel and is presently the design director of the house of Lanvin.

Reviews

  • “Imagine the visionary work of Alber Elbaz thus far in his role as artistic director of Lanvin all wrapped into 260 pages and you’ve got this book...The coffee-table volume encompasses the wealth of mise-en-scene window displays that the house is known for.” –Marie Claire

    "This new book focuses on the whimsical designs of Alber Elbaz for the fashion house. We can’t wait to read about Elbaz’s spectacular mise-en-scènes, which he uses as a unique way to showcase his designs –WhoWhatWear

    “Gorgeous Tome” –Harper’s Bazaar

    "Welcome to the fasntastical displays of Alber Elbaz..." –WWD

    "...a contemporary visual feast: a compilation of the spectacular mises-en-scene Alber Elbaz has staged over the years..." –W Magazine
     

    "...showcases the fashion and spirit of Lanvin with nearly two hundred compositions, from those shown at their boutiques to one-offs at the Crillon, and as far afield as Art Basel in Miami, as well as unpublished renderings of concepts hand-drawn by Alber Elbaz." –Annadellorusso.com
     
    “Celebrated for his lively window displays for Lanvin, among his many creative pursuits, the house's creative director Alber Elbaz has authored the book 'I love You', a photographic record of these street-theater tableaux derived mostly from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré boutique, as well as one-off exhibits at the Crillon and Art Basel Miami.” –Hint Magazine

    “The 260-page tome features plenty of elaborate window displays, fashion-show-set designs, and never-before-seen sketches hand drawn by the designer known for his whimsical mise-en-scenes.” –Elle
     
    “This is a stellar showcase of the fashion and spirit of Lanvin with nearly two hundred compositions of Elbaz’s work that is full of transformative energy.” –Society Diaries

    "A thoughtful look at Alber Elbaz’s cherished aesthetic, Lanvin: I Love You is a bright and whimsical peek into the colorful world of Lanvin." -Document Magazine
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