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Alber Elbaz

Israeli,  Designer
Total Quotes : 78
Week Seven Deal

I certainly can't complain. I work six days a week, if not seven, and eighteen hours out of twenty-four - fortunately, with a great deal of pleasure. Why? Because I only do something if I want to do it; I need to feel a desire, to find pleasure in moving forward, creating, moving, inventing.

- Alber Elbaz

Singer Needs Films

A singer can quit once he or she has made ten great songs; a director can finish once he or she has made five amazing films; a writer just needs to write three great books.

- Alber Elbaz

Beautiful Job Say

My job is to do. My job is to make women beautiful. What do I have to say?

- Alber Elbaz

Wear About Come

Fashion is not enough anymore. It's not just about what you wear. I mean, I don't know how many women can afford to take the time to come to Paris for three fittings.

- Alber Elbaz

I Am Person Very

I am very much a people person.

- Alber Elbaz

Different People Models

Fashion doesn't look good only on models; it can look good on different people of different ages and different body shapes.

- Alber Elbaz

Fired Son-In-Law Saint

At Yves Saint Laurent, I felt like the son-in-law - like I was part of the family, but not quite. When I was fired, I felt like the widow.

- Alber Elbaz

Week Feel Office

I do sport at the gym a few times a week, but I hate it. Work is my only remedy. I feel so twisted and horrible in the morning, but then I go to the office and I start feeling better. Work is my Tylenol. Extra-strength.

- Alber Elbaz

Always Works Goes

I always wear a dinner jacket. I never have this definition of what goes for the morning or the evening or what works for the weekend.

- Alber Elbaz

Think You Designer

I don't think you can be a designer if you don't care.

- Alber Elbaz

Art Some Commercial

'Commercial' is not the word that has to be said only by CEOs. It has to be something that is maybe the essence of design, because design has some sort of art in it and creation, but it's also some object that you have to use. There is also this pragmatic end to it.

- Alber Elbaz

Clothes Wear Am

I am not interested in perfection, and neither are the women who wear my clothes.

- Alber Elbaz

Think New Always

Fashion is not always about what's new, it's also about what's good. And I think if you need to see what's good, you have to be there.

- Alber Elbaz

Think Heat Always

I always think, if I were an editor, and I was invited to a show, and I would have to wait for 45 minutes in the dark or in the cold or in the heat, maybe I would like to have a fresh drink or a piece of chocolate.

- Alber Elbaz

Cool Me Rash

I hate the word 'cool.' It gives me a rash.

- Alber Elbaz

Play Think Basics

I don't think that you can write music if you don't know how to play an instrument. You have to know the basics, then you can go forward.

- Alber Elbaz

Fantasy About Instance

For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams. In my little room at home, I felt that I was somewhere else. In Paris, for instance.

- Alber Elbaz

Want More One Thing

I adore women, and the one thing I want to do more than anything is to see a transformation of personality when someone puts on one of my dresses.

- Alber Elbaz

Work Small Big

Stay big in your work and small in your life.

- Alber Elbaz

Color Dress References

Almost every collection I do has 200 different references. I don't have two of the same coat, two of the same dress. I have it in one color, in one fabric. I've tried to adapt the culture of couture, and the know-how and the heritage, but I try to update it.

- Alber Elbaz