By  on November 12, 2008

Emotion — It’s a key word for Alber Elbaz, and one to which the designer refers when describing his aesthetic and the secret of his success at Lanvin, where he is the creative director. The notion also comes up frequently in his career, from his roller-coaster creative process before each collection to the kinds of dresses he designs.

This story first appeared in the November 11, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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