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For all we know, it could be two separate garments both personally fitted and hand-stitched with strands of Alber‘s own hair.
Three weeks ago we noted that the New York runways were full of DIY accessory inspiration, and it appears even the glitzier cities are hotbeds of improvisational finesse.
Edie Campbell’s already fronting campaigns for Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs this season, so combined with her multifarious Lanvin ads she must be feeling a little thinly spread personality-wise – particularly since the brand had her embodying six different women.
The upper echelons of fashion know all too well that any bash that toasts Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is going to be one for the books, and they dress the part. Last night in Paris, the Le Trianon Theater became home to the Lancome Show by Alber Elbaz in celebration of the launch of the designer’s first beauty collection.
It’s more is more for many designers this resort season, who are taking the #blingring hype and sprinting with it. And we’re not complaining – there’s something about ostentatious embellishment that plays to our inner child while making our inner Anna Dello Russo ravenous.
Wait, did we have to pay a fee for that?
It’s common knowledge that Alber Elbaz is the sweetest man alive — so when we got word that his fall Lanvin Petite collection was dropping, we braced ourselves for some serious cuteness. And boy did he deliver.
Minnie Mouse is strutting her stuff in Lanvin again, but don’t worry, she’s not getting a digital diet like in that Barney’s holiday video. This time, she’s wearing a custom design by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz for Disneyland Paris‘ 20th anniversary parade in March.
With designers like Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and more dividing their time between New York and Paris, we’re sure Skype consultations are on the rise, but this is probably the first time the web-based calling service has made such a high fashion cameo.
Sigourney Weaver landed on plenty of Worst Dressed Lists at this year’s SAG Awards, ours included. Between the black satin fabric, high neckline, and armpit ruffles, the Lanvin dress was a flop. But the sharp eyes over at Red Carpet Fashion Awards noticed that Weaver actually wore the dress backwards. Backwards! But does that change our mind about Weaver being one of the worst dressed stars that night? Eh, not really.
Long before before Alber Elbaz turned the house of Lanvin into what it is today, there was founder Jeanne Lanvin. She was responsible for creating très feminine designs, and the house recently unearthed a video of the master at work.
Ok, we know it’s not even Halloween yet, but this bauble has us yearning to slip it on with a fancy dress and go to a Christmas party.
As the final looks strode down the runway at Lanvin‘s Fall 2012 show, it was impossible not to swoon just a little bit at the wonderfully opulent jewels. The jewelry is part of the “Barbara” line from designer Alber Elbaz‘s 10-year anniversary collection, and it’s named for the American billionaire Barbara Hutton, whose personal collection of fine jewelry was renowned for its grandeur.
We are totally loving Alber Elbaz‘s use of real people instead of models, in Lanvin‘s fall campaign. We were so obsessed that we spent a solid afternoon digging up everything we could on the cast of characters, and now we’re learning even more about them in the brand’s new campaign video.
Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to the telly this fall with a guest-starring role on Glee. The fashion icon plays Vogue.com editor Isabelle, whose look was styled by none other than Anna Wintour — and the nuclear editor’s chops are already making a big statement on the show.
More images from Lanvin‘s fall 2012 campaign surfaced today, and it certainly looks like Alber Elbaz is making good on his promise to cast “real people” of “different ages, different sizes…like a crazy family”. The newest members of the clan are indeed an eclectic bunch, ranging from an aristocratic-looking brunette with a neck full of jewels to a hipster youth with half-bleached hair. Also: a wolf man. Of sorts.
There are many reasons we love Alber Elbaz and this one just adds to the growing list. The Lanvin designer cast a spread of real women and men between the ages of 18 and 80 for his fall campaign. And the ads are awesome.