“In this digital age, we live through our screens, documenting the moment. We no longer look; we film. We no longer listen; we tape. And we no longer talk; we post,” said Elbaz.
Orchestrated by Alber Elbaz, Artistic Director of Lanvin, with the support of his teams, this exhibition at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie immerses the visitor in the intimacy of the fittings, the excitement of the Lanvin shows and the beauty of its designs. This is a first in the history of the oldest French fashion house. Five rooms are designed as settings showcasing the work of the designer – not as a monologue, but as a continuous dialogue between fashion and photography.
This Lanvin Manifesto of Alber Elbaz is an introspective exhibition – not a retrospective one – to attempt to see the workings of the dream machine. Built as an art installation, it does not offer a set interpretation, but rather allows visitors to let go of their thoughts and let the heart take over.
The Exhibition is held at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris from the 9th of September until the 31st of October, 2015.