Alber Elbaz says Designers Worry Too Much

Alber Elbaz

Lanvin for H&M Haute Couture Show - Runway, Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Alber Elbaz thinks women should “wear bags.”

The star sang the song Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) following the final sequence of his tenth anniversary collection for Lanvin earlier this year.

Alber keeps a positive attitude towards the famously fickle fashion industry.

“There have been a lot of changes in fashion. And the question is how do you fit into it? Should you fit into it? Que Sera, Sera was a song, I thought, for the whole industry. You know how it is. One day people love you, you’re in, the next day, you’re out. One day you’re fired, and one day you’re hired. So it was a song for my colleagues,” he explained in an interview with British newspaper The Independent.

“The future is not ours to see. What will be, will be. We are always trying to think who’s going where, what will he do? Who is going to take over? What, when, why?”

Alber has also discussed his feelings on fame. The creative director of Lanvin knows that being recognized has its perks.

“You ask people what they want to do and they say, ‘I want to be famous’ but I always say that fame is something that works perfectly if you want to get a good table at a restaurant in a hurry or you need a doctor and his secretary is into fashion,” he chimed.

“I want to go back to the real thing though, to actresses who act, painters who paint and designers who design. I was in Russia recently and I went to a department store. You know, you see the fashion, one rack here, one rack there, but then you go to the bag department and it’s the size of Monaco, you go to the shoe department and it’s like Arizona. It’s enormous. And I’m thinking, maybe we should make women wear bags. But I was trained to do textiles, to do fabrics, and to dress women.”