Monday, July 20, 2009

#670 "I cannot work with bitches" - Alber Elbaz


Alber Elbaz greeting Suzy Menkes before the Lanvin menswear A/W 09/10 show in January

"I cannot work with biches, I can't, I can't. Maybe I am too sensitive, I get blocked. There are some people who don't give a damn. With me, I find that if there is no energy flowing or no connection, I can't think. Talent is amazing - I love it, appreciate it. I respect talent a lot. But if you ask me, 'Talent and bitch, or less talent and good?' I'll go with less talent. We have such an amazing rapport and I think one of the reasons is the food. We are always eating together. At first, I was worried. Is it horrible to ask someone who work for us for three months, 'What did you learn?' And they say, 'Where the best sushi is in Paris.'?"

My favourite man in fashion, Alber Elbaz (Creative Director of Lanvin), quoted in British Vogue. Speaking of food (well, kind of), Lanvin is the only European show I've ever been to that serves drinks to the guests before the show starts - the most delicious Moroccan mint green tea. Hot in Winter, cold in summer. It's such a small thing but always makes me enjoy the show more each time.

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3 comments:

Anna said...

...or the cherry cocktails they served in march in Paris before the show! really great too!

Isaac Likes said...

I was only there in Jan and June. October though... LOOK OUT

Anonymous said...

man is he in the wrong industry!! love the sound of the tea though
hopefully some nz designers showing at fashion week see this!!