Lanvin Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2012 Paris

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Lanvin Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2012 Paris




Alber Elbaz in the tenth anniversary of his tenure at Lanvin!

Everybody in fashion loves Mr. Elbaz, a charming and utterly enthusiastic designer who ensures his audience is having a good time. This year he invited every guest at his runway show to his giant anniversary celebration for his tenth year at Lanvin. The event was complete with scrumptious patisseries, champagne galore, glitter blizzards, and singalong hits like Funkytown and I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Midway through the festivities, attended by the likes of Tilda Swinton and Dita Von Teese.

And to celebrate Mr. Elbaz 10th years in the house, the show starting with zestful and vibrant jewel tones, of electric blue, scarlet and canary yellow; peplumed suits in what looked like neoprene—plain except maybe for a zipper at the back, body conscious silhouettes and luxe detailing such as dramatic pleats, fur and lace accents dominated the runway. The party section of the collection announced itself with gold fabrics then embellishment came in the form of cocktail dresses richly bejeweled or adorned with coiled ruffles. A sudden gold eruption brought the opulent brocade fabrics and a beautiful hooded lamé coat on Jamie Bochert. And for the grand finale, section— a black lace minidress with blue elbow length gloves, a red coat and belt, and pink shoes— highlighted the baroque aspect of the collection.

Elbaz celebrates his golden journey with Lanvin. Hence, the festive atmosphere of his show closing and everything that came afterward. The designer has strived to convey sentimental innocence, promoting universally comforting things like Parisian chic, sweets and cheerful music. Congratulations Mr. Elbaz!

-Mario Casarella