alberelbaz_wontdownsize.jpgWith runway shows giving way to video installations, designers pulling out of fashion week and/or hosting scaled-down presentations due to the flailing economy, Alber Elbaz is sticking by his guns. The designer, who shows in Paris, told WWD why he refuses to downsize his guest list.

"Now, everybody said, 'Let's do a small show,"" he said. "Intimate, I believe in, but a small show? If you invite only the editors-in-chief, all the writers, the assistants lose the dream. This is the time to invite the people who dream."

Yes Alber, and that is why we *heart* you so.