Alber Elbaz x Thakoon
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Alber Elbaz, born June 12th 1961 in Casablanca, is the head designer of Lanvin Paris. As a young child, Alber moved with his family to Tel Aviv where his father was a hair colorist in a salon and his passion for fashion began at the tender age of 7 (www.topics.nytimes.com).). Elbaz then went on to study fashion at Shenkar College until his move to New York City at the age of 24. After settling, Alber worked for designer Geoffrey Beene for seven years until he made the move to Paris in 1996 after being hired as creative director of Guy LaRoche (www.lanvin.com). Elbaz showed in only four shows for Guy LaRoche when he was then offered to be head designer of Yves Saint Laurent’s ready to wear line for women. When the house was then taken over by the Gucci Group, Elbaz took time off, designed awhile for Krizia in Italy, traveled, until he was then made the head of the house of Lanvin in 2001 (www.topics.nytimes.com).
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Thakoon Panichgul, born in 1974 in Thailand, is a young New York based designer. Along with his family, Thakoon moved to Omaha, Nebraska when he was a young child and grew up with strong interests in photography and styling. He attended Boston University where he attained a degree in business in 1997. After college, Thakoon moved to New York where he then began working at Harper’s Bazaar as a fashion writer and editor. In 2001, after a few years at the magazine, Thakoon decided to enroll in Parson’s School of Design to try his hand at design. In 2004, he created his first ready to wear line which was welcome by much critical acclaim by industry heavy weights and critics. He quickly became a fashion favorite (www.thakoon.com).
Lanvin’s long standing formula has been to serve the women of all ages, sizes, and to create fashions that they can live with and can tend to their widespread needs. Alber Elbaz has adopted the original formula...