Fashion can often be a hectic, messy industry. This applies from the bottom to the top, even spanning to the romantic 8th Arrondissement in Paris, France. It’s here that one Alber Elbaz – creative director of Lanvin – bears the pressures of running one of the most iconic fashion houses today. Here The New York Times paints an affecting, profound portrait of Elbaz as he reveals the idea behind his murdered-out office, as well as candidly touching on maintaining creativity in an industry that doesn’t sleep. Enjoy the telling clip above, something to consider when surveying future collections.