Zitat des Tages von Alber Elbaz:
Women try to be the best everywhere, and it's impossible. I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be - I want them to put on my dresses and shine.
The designers, photographers and models I work with, they are really hard-working people who are devoting their lives to fashion. They're kind of like nuns of fashion.
I am very much a people person.
I like having the freedom to dress as I desire.
I'm always looking for a story.
I barely finish one pre-collection before I must start on another. Sales start, but I am already elsewhere creatively. The men's show is being prepared, but we also need to think about accessories, perfumes and other items. In sum, I never stop.
The worst thing that can happen is if you're stuck within a bubble and you think that is what life is all about. It's great to see other people and hear from people of different ages and opinions.
My dream is to be a doctor. I'm almost working in a laboratory, because I'm trying new techniques, new directions and fabrics, new weaving.
I love women. I get along with women more than men, and I have more women friends.
Fashion is not enough anymore. It's not just about what you wear. I mean, I don't know how many women can afford to take the time to come to Paris for three fittings.
I'm not a plastic surgeon, and I cannot change the DNA of a person, but when I see a woman try on my clothes and she feels beautiful, I know I am doing my job.
I used to hate L.A., but I met such a great group of people there that I fell in love with it.
Me, as a designer who is not exactly skinny, all I want is comfortable clothes.
When I was either 7 or 8 years old, I did a sketch every day of my teacher and what she wore. At the end of the year, I gave her the sketchbook. For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams.
I'm not a religious person in the regular sense, but in the Bible you're not allowed to steal, you're not allowed to lie and you're not allowed to feel you're above other people.
Mine is a job that never ends, a function where it is almost impossible to set aside time to rest or take a breather.
For me, Lancome was more than just a brand. There was something very nostalgic about the name, about the whole story.
I am always trying to put myself inside: Every dress I do, I think, 'If I were a woman, would I wear it?'
I thought, 'It doesn't matter what that woman is wearing,' but then I realised actually it's our job as designers to make women smile; to bring them the chocolate without the calories.
I want to know where is that committee in Switzerland that sits to decide what is in and what is out. I don't listen to the formula makers. I think maybe I have a selective hearing disorder.
I am not interested in perfection, and neither are the women who wear my clothes.
I've always said fashion is like roast chicken: You don't have to think about it to know it's delicious.
When I'm traveling the world, I don't ever look anymore at the geography - just enough to catch galleries and paintings.
When you come into a house like Saint Laurent, or Chanel, or Lanvin, and you go into a place that existed before you were born and will exist after you die, it takes some time to get in, to get to people, and to get the energy of the place.
I adore women, and the one thing I want to do more than anything is to see a transformation of personality when someone puts on one of my dresses.
Nothing is ever enough for me. I'm always thinking what is wrong, what needs to be fixed.
To be a fashion critic is easy because you just say, 'I love it, I hate it,' but life is more than love and hate.
I always say that women are very strong and men are powerful. But beauty gives you both strength and power. I never think of it. It's just one of those natural things. It's the only thing I know how to do.
I live many lives at once.
If I am in a beautiful place, but I don't like the people, I am miserable.
How do you stand out as a fashion ad campaign? By using people off the street; it does generate buzz.
I hate the word 'cool.' It gives me a rash.
Our clothes are not always beautiful on the hanger, but put them on, and they fit like bathing suits.
If you change a woman's look, you change her persona.
I never think people should do things for me. I think I should do things for others. That makes me more comfortable.