Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fall 2009 RTW - Lanvin - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Overall, I think that Alber Elbaz scored big with his Fall 2009 Ready To Wear Collection
for Lanvin with
structured draping and

luxurious fabrics

And as with any collection
there were a few looks that I thought were unflattering

And others that were downright ugly

Thankfully he mostly stayed away from that 1980s Disco Days theme with over the top shoulders.
Elbaz's collection has a wearable Michael Kors look to it, don't you think?
"People keep trying to divide designers into optimists and pessimists, but me—I'm a realist," declared Alber Elbaz. "I thought with my heart about what women need from fashion—dresses, suits, blouses, coats. Life isn't just parties and lunches." With this empathetic orientation, Lanvin for Fall added another dimension to the revival of Parisian values that are turning out to be the distinguishing feature of the best of this season's collections.
Life isn't just parties and lunches...
who knew?
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The Townhouselady said...

I loved (with a few minor exceptions) this collection.

David Toms said...

I also loved it, and as THL says with a few exceptions. I find that a lot with Lanvin. Most is stunning and then are a few odd pieces.

Savvy Mode SG said...

you are so right!

Belle de Ville said...

Elbaz is correct, this is a collection for real women, not fashionistas, celebrities or socialites.
I adored what John Galiano did also, especially his evening wear, but Elbaz brought together a collection that was truly wearable.

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