The cake at Alber Elbaz’s “birthday” party commemorating his decade at the house of Lanvin was just as sweet as the clothes that leaped down the runway. The show was like a platinum album of Alber’s greatest hits, every look was a precious collectable.
The collection was intense and luscious, like a box of treasures full of colourful jewels and dazzling shine. Colours were bold and saturated, textures were strong and confident, shapes were daring and powerful.
I especially loved Karlie Kloss’s flirty flared dress accentuated with boots and belts for an edgy twist. And monochrome grey has never looked so dashing as they did with the exuberant jewel embellishments.
Alber loves women. He empowers women with clothes that personify her confidence, curves, and character. Lanvin is about she who wears the dress and never the garment itself. I want to toast to the capital L for many more decades of “Love women” dressing from the Lovely Alber Elbaz.