Friday, March 5, 2010

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2010 RTW

Ladies and gentlemen, Alber Elbaz has done it again. For Lanvin, the dumpy designer gave us more perfectly draped dresses, chic cocoon coats and big, square shouldered power suits to lust after.

Sporting identical black wigs, with chunky wooden necklaces gleaming with rhinestone studs, the models had the raw, regal look of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti.

The label dazzled with a collection that, though starker than in seasons past, felt spot on. The looks, mostly in a somber palette of black, charcoal and navy, went seamlessly from dangerous day to sultry night- black power suits with sculptural shoulders forming 90 degree angles and nipped waist; asymmetrical silk sheath dresses with rhinestone-studded zippers running down the back that would slay in the boardroom and the nightclub. The coats with glinting studded leather belts were perrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect.

In an interview backstage, the designer said "I love women and I'm inspired by women and what they want... The biggest joy for me is to see the dress I designed on the street on real women. That's when the surreal becomes real."


  1. Gorgeous collection. Although it is familiar to the Spring Collection!

    ♥ MADISON thing