Alber Elbaz is hopefully putting his feet up today now that his much-adored Fall ’13 collection for Lanvin has graced the runway. It was a different story yesterday, though, when the sneaker wearing designer (comfort on show day!) rehearsed the show with Cara Delevingne at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. We’d save this shot for the scrapbook, Cara! Speaking of…
The Waldorf Astoria got a massive dose of inspiration last night, thanks to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund’s 50th anniversary of the Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Awards. Leave it to Lanvin’s adorably bespectacled leading man to bring the poignant punch. On the premises: an array of notable industry movers and shakers, including the eve’s host, Alina Cho of CNN, designer Bibhu Mohapatra, Wâ€™s Stefano Tonchi, Paperâ€™s Kim Hastreiter and the guest of honor, Lanvinâ€™s Alber Elbaz. Each year 130 standout fashion students from colleges around the country are invited, with the top eight receiving scholarships to pursue their dreams with aid from the fund. And dreams are just what honorary lifetime achievement recipient Elbaz, was on hand to discuss. â€œWhen I arrived in New York I had two suitcases: one little one for my clothes and a big one for my dreams.” Why the connection between Elbaz and Beene’s namesake org? A former protÃ©gÃ© of Beene, Elbaz designed for Beene for seven years.