Quote of Note | Alber Elbaz

“I hate collections when I am done with them. I love the show when…you know, if the show is at six o’clock, I like the show at ten to six, I’m like, ‘Wow. This is so amazing.’ After the show, everybody goes to a party, I go home. I wear pajamas, I call Pizza Hut, they do a delivery. Cheesy crust. And I sit home and I watch a movie by myself, and then at midnight they send me a video of the show. I look at it and my heart is beating, and I say, ‘Oh my God, it’s horrible.’ I went to Regine [a psychic] and I asked her, ‘What is wrong with me? How come I liked it one moment and I hated it the next?’ And she didn’t have an answer, but I did. I thought that, especially in my job, if you love too much what you do, you go nowhere. The fact that the moment I’m done with it I don’t like it anymore, it gives me the chance to go back to work and start all over again.”

Alber Elbaz, creative director of Lanvin, in a conversation last fall at the embattled Centro Niemeyer in Avilés, Spain, with Cathy Horyn of The New York Times