Alber Elbaz: Lanvin, YSL

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“I remember a woman telling me that every time she wore a Lanvin dress, men wanted to sleep with her. Later I thought that I’d rather she fell in love.”

The artistic director of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz designed three collections for Yves Saint Laurent before he switched houses. Here are three of my favorite looks from his Fall 2000 RTW collection for YSL:

Sidenote…I know what you’re thinking…yes, that is Gisele Bündchen.  This was, of course, the beginning of her era.  Many credit her with ending the heroin chic modeling craze, and Anna Wintour herself deemed her the “model of the millennium.”

In 2001 he took over as the artistic director for Lanvin, and ever since the designer house has been one of the most sought after in the industry.

Simon Doonan, the creative director for Barney’s New York, said in 2009 that “Alber’s clothes are like crack.”  And he was right…they keep you coming back for more.

Lanvin Photos: WeHeartIt.com; YSL Photos: Style.com; Sources: 1 2

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