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Alber Elbaz on Why He Serves Refreshments at His Shows

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Over the years, fashion people have gotten a bad rep for being picky eaters. Or, more accurately, for not eating anything at all, except maybe macarons and prosecco. But the fact of the matter is, a fashion girl’s gotta eat to survive, especially during Fashion Week. Jumping from show to show on an empty stomach is not an ideal situation for anyone — all work and no food can make for a very hangry fashion person. Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz, thankfully, has a remedy for that.

“We realise that when people are too hungry, they are really nasty,” he told the Telegraph in a profile published today. “Especially those ladies who do all these shows during the day, and they eat nothing because they want to look skinnier than the models,” he said, throwing just the slightest amount of shade. “The models are 18 and the other ones are no longer 18, so those starvation days to look like those other girls don’t work. We give them a drink and something to eat and a forgiving light, so everybody feels comfortable.”

Hah! So that’s how Elbaz avoided a full-on riot when Kimye was over 40 minutes late to his Spring 2015 show last month. 

[via Telegraph]