God bless him. Alber Elbaz feels the pain of women wearing heels. He saw how it made his models look during his Lanvin Spring 2011 show and apparently couldn't take it anymore.
“It was a nightmare,” recalls Elbaz, noting that the models were initially shod with towering titanium heels. “We did the rehearsal and all of a sudden I saw the girls couldn’t walk. I saw the agony in their faces. They were shaking; they looked like alcoholic girls..Only 10 or 12 [of the models] said they could walk in the heels. But the ones that couldn’t were, like, 37 of them." Luckily, Elbaz had brought everything from the commercial collection backstage — including sandals.
"I got very emotional — not that I got mad at them — but I got very emotional that they didn’t complain. You know what? Damn it with image. You can be stubborn and go after an image, but I’m not an image-maker; I’m a dressmaker. If you don’t feel good in something, you don’t look good with it.”
Dear Alber, … I love you. That is all.
Photo; Source: WWD
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