Nobody Would Cuddle With Alber Elbaz When He Moved to New York

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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

On trying to make it in the big city: "When I got here I had just two suitcases and $800 because that’s all my mother could give me and no portfolio and I didn't look so good so no one would sleep with me."