Alber Elbaz Sees All Women As One

LONDON - NOVEMBER 8: Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, attends the cocktail reception of the International Herald Tribune Heritage Luxury Conference at the InterContinental Hotel on November 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for International Herald Tribune) Photo: Samir Hussein/2010 Getty Images

On making clothes with international appeal, the designer says: "For me, all women around the world are alike. They all like a red dress, they all like a bit of chocolate before bed, they all cry at the same things. I don't see there is a difference, in the end, between an Asian woman and an American woman."