Staged at the École des Beaux-Arts, the Lanvin Fall '13 collection proved just as feminine, expertly tailored, and over the top (tastefully so) as the season before. Translation: we want it all. Attendees were served champagne and popcorn as they waited for the show to start, and once it did, Alber Elbaz sent out looks defined by ladylike silhouettes — cast in dark navy blue, black, icy pearl, and muted rust hues — and eye-catching accents. In addition to those highlights, it was all about the full skirt, too. Whether they came down the runway traditionally voluminous, tiered with ruffles, or pinned with asymmetrical folds, there was a definite turn to all-out glamour for day and night. Silky dresses, cropped trousers, and belted outerwear, which provided gorgeous nipped-waist shapes, were also part of the every-styling-sensibility formula that made this collection both relatable and fantastical. As for the finishing touches? Bejeweled belts, sumptuous fur stoles, leather opera gloves, chain-link necklaces that read "HAPPY" and "HELP," glitter ankle-strap pumps, flat brogues, and the house's signature floral prints rounded out the undeniably beautiful Fall '13 show. See everything here.
Feb 28 2013 - 2:29pm