Is this the most beautiful book in the world? A contender, surely.
Parisian fashion house Lanvin has released the exquisite limited edition, 688-page tome to mark the 10-year anniversary of creative director Alber Elbaz.
Bound in silk grosgrain cloth, it promises to unveil the process of designing a collection - starting with a few blank pages. "I start each collection with a blank page, which is the scariest part of the work," confesses Elbaz. "I need a story; I need to dream to start filling the white pages with women I know and women I want to know."
How much do we want to be one of those women? Almost as much as we want this on our coffee table. Swoon.
Book Alber Elbaz, Lanvin, is available exclusively at Lanvin boutiques and on Lanvin.com throughout March, priced ??250.
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