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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2011: Beauty and the Beasts

A second big snowstorm for NYC.  The warm, furry beasts that co-starred in Lanvin's Pre-Fall 2011 photo shoot were perfectly welcome.  Designer Alber Elbaz held court in Downtown NYC at the Bowery Hotel to present the Lanvin collection.  

It was an elegant melange of chic black dresses, fur combined with embellished tweeds, even scuba fabric. Mr. Elbaz created the collection acknowledging that modern women like to mix a glitzy evening into their daywear.  This current collection reflects that. The overall theme appeared to be opulent business.  

There were several long, flowing halter gowns and skirts.  The subtle exoticism had a bit of updated 1970's air about it.  Jeweled brooches and embellished collars added a touch of luxe to the otherwise, realistic (i.e. practical) collection. 
Photos by James McCarthy, Courtesy of Lanvin

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