91339461_10.previewLanvin / Spring 2010 / Paris Fashion Week

Spring brings the fluff and flutter to the runway. Giambattista: feather overload. YSL: strawberries? Marant: lost it. Stella: too purdy. Ungaro: disaster. But not for Lanvin. I’ve never been a die-hard Elbaz follower, but I must say ‘he done did it with this one.’ Talk about a critically acclaimed and commercially viable collection! Who said a recession had to be without embellishments? For his latest collection under the french frontier label, he adorned his signature cuts with detailed Deco jewelry made of sequined serpents and glitzy clusters. His dresses alternated from tulle to Charmin-looking silk to Fortuny-inspired pleating. I wear a lot of robes, so, when I saw Elbaz adeptly venture into robe-y realms, I couldn’t help myself. What caught me most about the collection was Elbaz’s switch from one-armed dresses (which still stand as a Lanvin highlight) to one-legged jumpsuits with plunging necklines a la J.Lo. Elbaz has finally caught my eye.


photos courtesy of wwd/catwalking

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