Quote of Note | Alber Elbaz

(Courtesy H&M)

“It was an exercise for me to understand what is the relationship between high fashion and fast fashion. Ninety-five percent of women cannot afford [Lanvin], so let them have a taste. It’s like if I was living in a palace and opened some doors and said, ‘Have tea with me, taste the food.’ It’s not about giving away something that belonged to someone else. It’s about sharing.”

-Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz on deciding to partner with retailer H&M on the Lanvin for H&M collection, which goes on sale tomorrow at H&M’s North American stores