And he couldnt resist describing the physical book as a mirror of its creator.
The book is small and fatsomething I could relate to! Elbaz told the New York Times. I didnt want to make it a retrospective, the beginning of the end.
Instead, the grosgrain-covered book opens with a series of blank, gilt-edged pages bearing quotes from the designer, such as, I dont want to see a dress with a woman. I just want to see a woman, with a beautiful dress.
The book also incorporates 3,000 photographs surveying every area of the Lanvin creative process. There are close-ups of seamstresses at their work and photographs of paper-drifts of photocopies.
Day after day, season after season, I face a blank page and I have to fill it with a dream, Elbaz said of his de facto 10th anniversary tome. Thats my work. And we have a team like an orchestra, that makes it happen.
The book will publish this spring, with a pricetag to match its designer provenance: around 320 per copy.