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APPLICATION IPHONE/ANDROID : Exhibition Jeanne Lanvin – Palais Galliera

“In anticipation of Alber Elbaz’s first trip to the Middle East, our #ShoesanddramaAPPROVED app of the week is,

 Jeanne Lanvin, exhibition at Palais Galliera

By Paris Musées

shoes and draama | APPLICATION IPHONE/ANDROID : Exhibition Jeanne Lanvin - Palais Galliera

A free mobile app has been created to accompany the ‘Jeanne Lanvin’ exhibition at Palais Galliera.

The app can be accessed from smartphones and tablets, in French and English, on iTunes and Google Play.

The app is designed to give visitors a more in-depth understanding of the exhibition. It offers additional content, exploring themes developed throughout the exposition and complementing the pieces exhibited.

Not only can visitors download the app directly in the hall entrance of the Museum, but from anywhere if connected to Internet.

shos and drama | APPLICATION IPHONE/ANDROID : Exhibition Jeanne Lanvin - Palais Galliera

shoes and drama | APPLICATION IPHONE/ANDROID : Exhibition Jeanne Lanvin - Palais Galliera





shoes and drama | APPLICATION IPHONE/ANDROID : Exhibition Jeanne Lanvin - Palais Galliera


Alber Elbaz is the creative director of Lanvin, one of the world’s most revered fashion houses. Since his take-over in 2001, Elbaz has made the label one of the most covetable in the industry, fusing its rich heritage with his own unique twist.

  • Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1961 and moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, when he was 10. He considers himself Israeli.
  • His mother was a painter and his father, a hair colourist. Alber credits his mother for teaching him the importance of modesty and humbleness.
  • Elbaz’s love of drawing developed at an early age. “When I was either seven or eight years old, I did a sketch every day of my teacher and what she wore,” he once said. “At the end of the year, I gave her the sketchbook. For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams. In my little room at home, I felt that I was somewhere else. In Paris, for instance.”
  • Alber joined the Israeli Defence Force before choosing fashion design and taking up a course at Shenkar College of Textile Technology and Fashion.
  • In 1987, he moved to New York and began working for Geoffrey Beene where he was influenced by Beene’s rejection of trends and masterful draping techniques.
  • Elbaz was hired as creative director of French couture house Guy Laroche in 1996, adding his own contemporary take without alienating its clientele. “I didn’t forget that Guy Laroche’s customers can be, like, 75-years-old and they like pink, bouclé and gold buttons,” he said.
  • In 1998, Alber was offered a job at Yves Saint Laurent designing womens ready-to-wear. “For me, this isn’t a career move, but the realisation of my life’s dream,” Elbaz said in a press release from YSL.
  • The appointment was short lived and, after the Gucci Group bought YSL Rive Gauche in 2001, Tom Ford – then Gucci’s creative director – dismissed Elbaz to assume all design responsibilities himself.
  • Alber went onto work for Krizia in Italy but left after three months after a reported dispute with the label’s founder, Mariuccia Mandelli.
  • In 2001 he was made creative director at Lanvin and has since become known for designs that are timeless, feminine and made in the finest of fabrics.
  • Elbaz adores women. “I love and respect women,” he has said. “I work mostly with women. And you know, our logo for Lanvin is a mother and a daughter. I’ve always said, ‘It’s not a lion, and it’s not a horse. It’s a mother and a daughter.’ I find the logo very emotional.”
  • He believes it is important for designers to understand commercialism. “I think that for me commercial is not a bad word. Commercial is not the word that has to be said only by ceo’s. It has to be something that is maybe the essence of design, because design has some sort of art in it and creation, but it’s also some object that you have to use. There is also this pragmatic end to it.”
  • He has won numerous accolades for his contributions to fashion design including the CFDA’s 2005 International Designer award and, in 2007, he was awarded the highly prestigious Legion of Honour in Paris.
  • In November 2010, Elbaz designed one of the most covetable high street collaborations in fashion history – the H&M for Lanvin line. Fans queued through the night for a chance to buy pieces from the range.