Lanvin Spring 2014 Runway Show | Paris Fashion Week

Lanvin Spring 2014: Rise and Shine

Lanvin Spring 2014: Rise and Shine

Is fashion trash? For Lanvin's Spring 2014 collection, Alber Elbaz created a series of cocktail dresses and pieces for day, many of which were rendered in shiny or iridescent fabrics. But some of the looks came down the runway with bags that looked like, well, trash bags.

What statement this designer was trying to make with those bags is anyone's guess — after all, this is the designer who last season made necklaces and bags featuring the word "Cool," because he "hates that word."

The clothes, however, were truly lovely. Lamé dreses in jewel tones from gold to pink glittered down the runway, and soft silks in coordinating hues grounded those looks and kept the sheen from being too bright.


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