A spread from the book 'Alber Elbaz, Lanvin'
The book celebrates the designer's first decade at Lanvin...
... revealing the process and the people behind a collection
It is crammed with candid snapshots, like a pair of leopard print-manicured hands cutting a pattern
The behind-the-scenes look at the atelier incorporates everything from the preliminary sketches taken in the drawing room, to final patterns on the studio floor
The front cover of Alber Elbaz, Lanvin
The luxurious coffe-table book comes with hand-gilded edging
A spread from Alber Elbaz, Lanvin
Bound in Lanvin cloth, the 704-page tome features golden foil stamping on the front
Alber Elbaz meets with his team
Edited by Pascal Dangin, the book showcases all the gruelling details of couture fabrication...
... from the raw materials, to the process of how the collection is formed
A snapshot of a huge pile of torn up sheets of paper (possibly fabric detail shots) lying next to the photocopier
Photographer But-Sou Lai has captured the atelier in a voyeuristic style
Lai's photographs tell the story of the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, from start to finish
A selection of accessory fittings
The gilded edging features engraved typography of the brand's name
An exposed bookmark has been affixed to the spine of the handmade hardcover book
A pile of iconic blue Lanvin boxes frame the studio floor
A fitting for the A/W 2011 collection in progress
A mass of shoes fill the factory floor
The book acts as a tribute to the team who put thread to needle to realise Albaz's vision
A model's outfit is touched up before the A/W 2011 show
The collection takes to the runway
A sea of photographers at the A/W 2011 show
The A/W 2011 show in full swing
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