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Alber Elbaz for Acne: Double designer jeans

May 7, 2008 |  6:41 am

36380062 What happens when the designer for Lanvin suits up to launch aF001 collection of denim for the hottest brand out of Sweden? Um, you're wearing Alber Elbaz of Lanvin for Acne jeans, baby. And that's a mouthful.
WSGN (subscription required) reports today that the dapper designer will create a high-end--and high-priced--line that will debut next year. At right, a shot of Acne's Spring '08 collection.  Can we expect denim with ruching, artillery adornments and other touches he showed in his Fall '08 line, at left?

  Meanwhile, Hedi Slimane (of Dior Homme fame and slim cut suits that made many a man skip a second helping) is in talks with Diesel to launch a premium label called Red. It's all so very meta -- designer-designer duds.

photos: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times;