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Alber Elbaz on Why Being Overweight Is a Good Thing

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In a recent article for the WSJ magazine, Alber Elbaz explains why you're not going to see him at a Weight Watchers meeting any time soon. Referencing his first design boss Geoffrey Beene, he says :

"I think that because he was overweight and I'm overweight, our fantasy was lightness. So we projected our fantasy to the clothes, and now all I do is light, light clothes because it's the one thing I don't have. That is why I'm too afraid to lose weight because then I might make heavy clothes."

In other news, Elbaz continues to lead in the race for the Most Endearing Fashion Personality of the Century Award.
· Alber Elbaz Interview With Julia Reed [WSJ]
· Alber Elbaz Taps Regular Old Folks for Lanvin's Fall Ad Campaign [Racked]