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At a party for Lanvin's stores in Los Angeles last weekend, designer Alber Elbaz announced that he's working on a book. Due out in early 2012, the book clocks in at over 700 pages of both images and text. It will be "telling the story in photographs and words of creating a single Lanvin collection," reports the L.A. Times. The book is being published by Steidl, a respected fine-arts publisher, but doesn't appear to be in their winter 2012 catalogue, meaning a spring or summer publication date seems more likely. But what will this Lanvin book be called?
1. "It's Pronounced Lohn-vahhnn."
Let's be honest: how many non-French speakers actually know how to pronounce the brand's name? As a bonus, there can be an appendix with a guide for pronouncing "Alber Elbaz."
2. "Like Karl Lagerfeld, But Approachable."
Elbaz makes gorgeous, ethereal collections and manages to do so without giving weird possibly-a-robot interviews like Karl does. Maybe he should brand himself as the flip side of the Kaiser coin?
3. "The Part About the Dolls Is on Page 321."
Because, yeah, we just want to skip ahead to the part about those cute Lanvin dolls, teddy bears, and key fobs. You know, the pieces we might actually be able to afford.
4. "Almond Elbaz."
We're just saying it's a good idea.
· Lanvin Hosts Star-Studded Party [L.A. Times]
man in your life who appreciates a high pant hemline or a seashell briefcase.
· The Lanvin Fall Campaign Video [Racked]
· Lanvin's Spring Collection: Sheer Pleats and Printed Bodysuits [Racked]