“I don’t want to see a dress with a woman. I just want to see a woman, with a beautiful dress.” These are Alber Elbaz’s words of wisdom that open ‘Alber Elbaz, Lanvin’, a new book that celebrates the designer’s work at the Paris fashion house and which is an object of couture in itself with a handmade hardcover, silk grosgrain cloth binding, hand-gilded edging with engraved typography and delivered in a handmade cardboard box.