Designers’ Beauty Collaborations: Alber Elbaz And Lancome Team Up To Create Makeup Line
Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz is teaming up with Lancome to launch a makeup line. The president of Lancôme International, Youcef Nabi, told WWD:
Alber Elbaz is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most influential fashion designers. But beyond that, he is also the most talented” said Youcef S. Nabi, Lancôme president. We are extremely proud and happy that, with us, he is set to channel his universe into the world of make-up for the very first time.
Elbaz and Pascal Dangin created a short animated clip to give an idea of what to expect from the collection:
Lancome continues its big collaborations as the brand is to launch Olympia Le-Tan’s Rouge in Love minaudière in a book shape on Valentine’s Day. Lancome has also collaborated with a fashion brand before. In 2010 the cosmetic brand launched a makeup line with L’Wren Scott.
By the way, Elbaz is not the only fashion designer trying his hand in makeup. Tom Ford has his own makeup line, there was a collaboration collection of Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura, Roberto Cavalli admitted that he wanted to launch a makeup line, Christian Louboutin works on his beauty line with Batallure Beauty, while Marc Jacobs announced that his makeup with Sephora will hit the store in Fall of this year.
The Louis Vuitton creative director said of creating makeup:
I always wonder, ‘Is there really going to be something else [other than fashion] that we’re going to do that I’m going to sit through and enjoy? This time around, the answer was yes. I get jaded, then I get excited all over again.
With his own two labels that he juggles with the Louis Vuitton job Jacobs doesn’t seem to take rest as he also owns a fragrance line which consists of over ten scents.
Update: The latest designer to collaborate on a limited edition makeup collection with Lancome is Jason Wu, who told WWD:
Beauty has always been extremely important to the Jason Wu label and I’ve made it an integral part of my fashion shows. What was so intriguing about partnering with Lancôme, beyond the unparalleled quality and luxury of their products, is the notion that the brand doesn’t impose a model of beauty but rather invites women to embrace themselves. This is the embodiment of a truly modern, sexy and confident woman, much like the women I design for.
The collection will come out in US this September.
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