Embellished handbags were all over the Fall runways at Lanvin, Valentino, Prada, and more. Now you can get in on the trend with our top four picks. Whether you're looking for a studded or jeweled bag, we've got your number. And remember, these amazing accessories aren't just for evening anymore — use them to amp up your Winter basics from day to night.
Move over colored jeans and printed denim. There is a new celebrity obsession that has taken over Hollywood: tuxedo pants. Tinseltown trendsetters have been spotted donning the dapper bottoms with everything from blazers and pumps to slick leather jackets and combat boots. Gwen Stefani went edgy-chic in an orange blazer and gray tuxedo pants in LA, Miranda Kerr was prim and polished in cropped A.L.C. trousers and patent Manolo Blahnik pumps in NYC, while Jessica Alba brought florals to Fall in a blooming Stylestalker blazer and blue Current/Elliott tuxedo-stripe denim in LA. Cruise through to see what other fashionistas have been rocking these dashing bottoms, then test-drive the trend in similar, and exact pairs, for yourself.
Miranda Kerr strutted through NYC styling her go-to Givenchy tote ($2,405) with a snake-print Balenciaga pencil skirt ($704) and two-tone Lanvin pumps. The model added instant sex appeal to her polished paring with a black sheer-sleeve top and python-rimmed Linda Farrow shades ($594). If you've ever dreamed of dressing like Miranda, and who hasn't, shop her exact skirt, bag, and shades to pair with a sweet-cum-sexy blouse and two-tone pumps for a romantic date night look.
Miranda Kerr has perfected the art of polished street style, from sexy yet sweet pairings to impeccable daytime duos, and her latest ladylike look. The model worked a long-sleeve Victoria Beckham sheath with coral Lanvin pumps while strolling the streets of NYC. She accessorized her flawless style with a baby blue Prada tote, cat-eye Miu Miu shades ($390), and a few delicate jewels. Pair Miranda's exact sunglasses with a long-sleeve sheath dress, neutral leather pumps, and a baby blue tote to nail her elegant ensemble.
While attending TAG Heuer's Hurricane Sandy relief effort event in NYC, Cameron Diaz showed off the perfect holiday ensemble when she chose a black strapless satin Lanvin dress with a crystal art deco Lanvin necklace and black patent Gianvito Rossi pumps ($490). The actress then piled on more jewels: diamond stud earrings, a TAG Heuer watch, and a sparkly cocktail ring by Carla Amorim. Re-create Cameron's latest red-carpet look for your upcoming holiday soirees by wearing a similar black strapless satin dress with a ton of shiny baubles and classic black patent pumps.
Over the weekend, David and Victoria Beckham attended Barbra Streisand's concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Leave it to Victoria to look damn chic in a tuxedo-inspired outfit even when taking in some music. Up top she wore this Lanvin contrast silk blouse ($967, originally $3,870) and a black blazer, then on bottom these Lanvin tuxedo pants ($1,495) and these Manolo Blahnik black patent pumps ($625). On her arm she carried an oversize black patent clutch. Score Victoria's exact top and bottom, or re-create her nighttime look via these less-expensive tuxedo pants ($25) and a silky blouse.
To say that videos of Lanvin founder Jeanne Lanvin are rare would be an understatement, but a recently discovered film offers a glimpse of the legendary designer at work.
Lanvin is seen making last-minute preparations before presenting a collection. The relative calm of her office, where she contemplates the intricate beadwork and floral embroidery on her dresses, is spliced with footage of seamstresses working feverishly in the Lanvin atelier at 22 Faubourg Saint Honoré.
No one's voice is heard in the one-minute clip, but toward the end it spotlights a quote from Lanvin, who said she tried "every season to enter the imponderable vogue in the air." A look at her doing just that in the video below.
Photo and video courtesy of Lanvin.
Well, that was fun: another Fashion Month has come and gone. Now that we've had time to regroup, it seems like this one was a lot more eventful than seasons past. Certainly a lot of the excitement had to do with the new arrivals at Dior and Saint Laurent, but those weren't the only happenings that caused a stir this month. From the critic who got into public spats with two high-profile designers to the most recognizable accessory of the season, we examine the reasons why the Spring 2013 collections will stick out in our minds for years to come.
If we had only two words to describe the Lanvin Spring 2013 collection, it would be "Parisian chic." Fortunately, we certainly have more to say on the subject, and here goes. The label's designer, Alber Elbaz, honed in on the tailored perfection of both the tuxedo pantsuit and the quintessential LBD. Thus, we were treated to an arsenal of black and white pieces, in asymmetrical cuts, cropped silhouettes, and deep-V necklines — an effort that produced a sensual, yet strong, result. And for those that crave Elbaz's signature jewel tones, not to fear, there's something (very special, we might add) in there for you, too. Click play to see the Lanvin Spring '13 show in full, and tell us which look is your favorite in the comments!
Our style director Noria Morales is on the scene at Lanvin's Spring '13 show. Held at the École des Beaux-Arts, in its glass-domed courtyard, the "party" started before the first look even hit the runway. With macarons, tea sandwiches, and Champagne being passed, the vibe was nothing short of celebratory. But of course, the real celebration had everything to do with the gorgeous clothes, from black-and-white tuxedo-inspired pieces to designer Alber Elbaz's signature jewel-toned wares — we've got another beautiful Lanvin lineup to covet. Get the full scoop in today's Fab Flash.