Purple Diary contributor, Paula Goldstein, snapped this photo of Alber Elbaz-designed dolls at Dover Street Market for its bi-annual Tachiagari installation. Do you prefer the Jamie Bochert model in the green from Spring 2010, or the Emma Karlsson bride from Resort 2010? We kind of just want them all!
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: