On Tuesday we got a glimpse at the first image from the collaboration and kvelled over how refined the clothes were and how delicious the fabric looks. Today, a second image popped up, this one featuring two stunning print dresses and one quarter of a very sharp looking men’s suit. There’s also a pair of killer leopard ankle-strap pumps, a clutch, satiny gloves and what appear to be the collection’s very own custom shopping bags. We cannot wait to get our hands on this stuff and to carry it out of the store in those shopping bags.
What has us the most excited about this collection is that the clothes just look so much like Alber Elbaz‘s work. The eagle-eyed industry minders at The Fashion Spot pointed out how similar some of these dresses look to the beautiful things Lanvin made for fall 2008, pre-fall 2009 and spring 2009. It would surprise us if some of these are direct copies — Elbaz himself has said he was surprised how well H&M could reproduce his work.
Compare and contrast (and stare open-mouthed) in the gallery below. We’ll get a sneak preview of the collection when Elbaz stages a fashion show in New York on Nov. 18.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.