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Seen & Heard- Lanvin Celebrates Alber Elbaz With A Party Fit For A King

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After the glorious Fall ‘12 show in Paris, Lanvin treated their attendees to a massive party celebrating designer Alber Elbaz’s 10 years with the French Label. The Morroccan born Israeli designer rightfully conveyed his feeling of triumph after years of being an “outsider” in the world of fashion when he took to the stage and sang "Que Sera Sera" for the roaring crowd. Not only do we have all the party pictures but Luisa Via Roma’s exclusive coverage of the festivities that catches all the fashionable guests gushing about their love for Lanvin, Elbaz and dancing under the night away.


Jessica Alba, Dita Von Teese, Anna Wintour, Pharrel, Jade Jagger,Tilda Swinton and Anna Dello Russo were just some of the famous faces that were on had to congratulate Elbaz and shimmy along with him. At one point the designer took to the stage and poignantly serenaded the crowd with the song “Que sera sera” to everyone’s cheering delight.

If you are not familiar with the song, it is a famed tune first published in 1956 which was introduced in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Man Who Knew Too Much starring Doris Day and James Stewart. The song received the 1956 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The famed chorus repeatedly advises a young woman about the difficulties of life, “Que sera sera, Whatever will be will be, The future's not ours to see, Que sera sera

In 1998 Elbaz began designing for Yves Saint Laurent after Yves decided to withdraw from actively participating within his label. For years Alber was groomed to fully take over the Maison of Saint Laurent but unfortunately when Gucci Group purchased YSL Rive Gauche, the ready-to-wear label, Tom Ford who was Gucci’s design director at the time dismissed Elbaz after three collections. In October 2001, Elbaz was appointed artistic director of Lanvin in Paris and in 2012, he published a book of 3,000 photographs documenting the work of Lanvin. 

Tim Blanks summed it all up perfectly for Style.com, “There were the years when things didn't go quite right, when the YSL dream job turned nightmare, when he felt like the eternal outsider in fashion's sleek inner circle. But here he is a decade later, A-number one, top of the list, king of the hill, and somewhere deep inside, there must be a voice cooing to Elbaz that revenge is sweet.”



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