To love Lanvin is to love fashion and to love fashion is to love the fantasy, and Mr. Alber Elbaz wrote the book on creating collections chock full of both. Presenting his 13th fall/winter collection since taking over the french fashion house in 2001, Elbaz’s latest presentation delivers a delightful dose of glamour and imagination. From impeccably tailored daywear to frocks designed for the world’s most fabulous cocktail party, the Lanvin collection was très, très chic!
One part Anna Piaggi, another Daphne Guiness, and several parts ghetto-fab name plate necklaces, à la Carrie Bradshaw, Elbaz continued to embrace his whimsy-chic woman for fall ’13. Every piece, costumey accessory and shoe silhouette, were catered to the type of woman who wears fashion as an act of artistic expression rather than out of necessity. Fluffed ruffled blouses and luxe furs, added drama to his workwear staples of sleek pencil skirts, streamlined blazers and trousers, alluding to the idea of fashion as a fantasy.
Every look was manicured into fashion-forward caricature of a Breakfast at Tiffany’s stereotype or an Alice trapped in Wonderland littered with bejeweled insects. It was a gorgeous showcase that danced with design and aesthetics, a signature of Alber Elbaz that, season after season, fans flock from all over to experience.