Lanvin Spring 2015

by Alexandra Ilyashov

Alber Elbaz toasted Lanvin’s 125th birthday with a catwalk full of looks that nodded to many of the house’s hallmarks without feeling the least bit tired or stale. There was lots of Lanvin blue to go around (that lovely, medium-deep shade, nearly navy but not quite) with some of Elbaz’s favorite mods over the years trotting out the opening sequence, like Amber Valleta. Dark, frothy layerings of lace, brocade, and glimmering metallic trim, and fishnet-like netting closing out the show. A sophisticated way to ring in an anniversary, injected with enough of Elbaz’s signature whimsy and playfulness to feel fresh and truly rooted in the now.

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