simply the best

I don't think I need to add to the praise that have been heaped on Alber Elbaz's latest collection for Lanvin, so shall we just ogle...



...at the perfect LBDs...


...the louche and elegant suits, I LOVE an unstuffy suit...


...more riffs on his little jewel-tone dresses with the sheer decollate...



...beautiful variations on strips of fabric, something of the theme this season, but also similar to things he's done before...


...a couple of nice trouser looks, just for variation...


...tuxedo jackets with just the right amount of structure...



...reasons why we should all own a perfect pencil skirt...


...a noir-ish, urban trench...


...and the perfect embellished dress for fuss-free statement making.

What's not to love? This is a collection of classics that unstuffy and not boring, of special clothes that are perfectly wearable. Mr Elbaz is one of the few male designers that get it right - he doesn't seem to fetish-ise women (think of say, Oscar de la Renta's idealised Park Avenue matrons, or John Galliano's cartoon-y creations) or become too caught up in pursuing a fashion concept. He makes clothes that women will feel wonderful in, and that's definitely something worth celebrating.

Pictures from www.style.com

Comments

enc said…
I love it all. The shapes are what I love, the shapes of the LBDs. It's interesting that LBDs can be made interesting when they are not, in fact, that interesting.
enc said…
Allow me to clarify: LBDs as a whole are not that interesting; whereas, Elbaz' LBDs ARE interesting because of his approach and execution.
fashionaddict said…
I agree. He's not radically rethinking dressing, it's all about taking clothes that have already been perfected (a kneelength skirt, a sheath) and somehow making them new and desirable by tweaking it very subtly.

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