Guy Laroche, 1996 - Thinky Sportswear
His first design job after Beene was at Guy Laroche. Still under his mentor’s influence, he produced cerebral, tailored sportswear.
Yves Saint Laurent, 1998 - Sex and Color
Then, during his (brief) tenure at Yves Saint Laurent, he got into the house’s confident, body-conscious, skin-baring vibe.
Lanvin, 2001 - The Beautiful Fusion
In seven years at Lanvin, Elbaz has moved into his own realm, using sensuous fabrics and sexier cuts. Now he has his own signatures, like the trench, the external zipper, and the one-shoulder dress.