Alber Elbaz wants to make women pretty, he cannot help it. Either in pants, ladylike dresses or soft coats, the Lanvin type has a vision of elegance beyond time.
Following the first post of my visit at Lanvin headquarters, here comes the second part that includes almost all the accessories from the Lanvin Summer 2013 collection. Python pumps in metallics, gorgeous shoulder bags and tiny minaudieres and the famous Lanvin crystal jewels. Knock yourselves out.
I have been waiting for a while to present you this.
During last fashion week in Paris, I was invited to the headquarters of Lanvin House, for a private view of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, after the fashion show. A huge fan of Alber Elbaz myself, I could never miss such an appointment.
The gorgeous Lanvin silk fabrics looked absolutely amazing in the famous bright colors that the house uses, such as pomegranate pink and emerald green. Some high-tech additions, like the digital prints of naked female bodies that seem to move with you, creating the illusion of nudeness. Much less embroidery, apart from four or five pieces and some details on the dresses. Bodysuits: *swoon*. BUT. The greatest highlight of them all -maybe because I’m too much of a sharp-suit type myself: the tuxedos. Inspired by far east, Japanese tradition and origamis, Elbaz created the perfect, slightly deconstructed suit, with quiet bows and cropped jackets, some of them even sleeveless, combined with his popular it-piece: the silk shirt.
A down to earth collection, deprived of any trace of unnecessary extravaganza.
A post with the accessories of the collection to follow pretty soon.
if you remember my small adventure from the previous time i came to Paris fashion week, well, history tends to repeat itself so once again Lanvin show was straight after Margiela show, which was 40 minutes delayed. Add a traffic jam and 25 minutes waiting at the same point of the street looking at each other in the shuttle makes a ‘mad me’ arriving at Lanvin by the time the show had started. no seats, no light to find your way to the stairs, all sweating and stressed.
lousy pictures. i promised myself next time i’ll be there an hour earlier no matter what because you really don’t want to see Freja Beha rocking the catwalk in some of the season’s greatest creations from the eighth fucking row.
when i feel like a twelve-year-old and play with my fashion-junkie friends “which top model you’d like to be” -if i was to reborn as a top model that is, a dream highly likely to come true one day- i always think of Raquel Zimmermann and we all agree. Raquel Zimmermann is one of THE top toppest of top models ev-ah.
Having been working for over a decade with the most important people of the fashion industry, the Brazilian top model is still taking our breaths away. Born 28 years ago in Rio Grande do Sul, Raquel is a skateboard rider and a quitar player as well. She belongs in the great family of Viva Models Agency in Paris, measures 84-61-88 and is the dearest model of the iconic photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
The last three months Raquel has appeared in editorials for Vogue US, Vogue UK,Vogue Paris, W and was the cover girl of Vogue Brazil and Korean W, too. She has this magnificent talent to always transform herself, and that’s another reason why she features in five F/W 2011-12 advertising campaigns -Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang and Juicy Couture. Furthermore, Raquel recently left the Top50 rank of models.com to enter 16th at the Top Icons list of all times.
Lanvin show would start immediately after Margiela (of course only when Carine and Anna were in) but on the other side of the city, meaning you have to be quick. It was raining, my precious shoes nearly survived the disaster and the buses of the defiles were full in no time. Apparently i wasn’t quick enough. I had to follow some asian journalists- they always know where the closest taxi-nest is and ta-daaa! i shared a cab wit my new friend from Hong-Kong and prayed holding hands to arrive on time.
thank god we did. the venue was huge and packed. of course you don’t expect to find your seat, you’ll be lucky to just seat anywhere.
Alber i think i love you
As part of continued celebrations for Lanvin’s 120th anniversary, Alber Elbaz has designed two stamps for the French postal service, La Poste, illustrated with his iconic playful doodles!
The stamps will go on sale early next year and in addition, three limited edition ceramic hearts for sending to loved ones in the post will be on offer. In the meantime other Lanvin anniversary goodies — including pencils, paper presses and notebooks — will be on offer later this month at the post office based on Rue des Mathurins in Paris and an online Lanvin store will be also created for the occasion on the post office’s Web site.
time to begin writing letters to your beloved ones. every single day.