Cedric Charlier only celebrated his 34th birthday days ago but he's spent what seems like half of his life building up an impressive design resume.
He launched his eponymous collection just last year but he's done stints at Celine (with Michael Kors), Lanvin, and most recently, Cacharel. We caught up with the designer yesterday to chat about what it's like to be a young designer right now in Paris.
We love Alber Elbaz--the Lanvin designer is one of the rare fashion people who somehow seems to stay grounded and maintain a healthy perspective on everything. In an industry with a lot of big egos, he's humble and self-deprecating--maybe to a fault, as a new Times profile by Eric Wilson reveals.
Wilson at least makes it clear that Elbaz, whose "tendency to put himself beneath others can be to a fault," is uncomfortable in the spotlight and with the shifting focuses of the fashion industry: