WHO: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin
Body-hugging, neoprene dresses opened the show, with peplums and ruffles around the waist and neck, but after a hit of bright colour, things suddenly got dark. Black leather pencil skirts followed, then belted coats with overly round shoulders, fur jackets and flared, velvet LBDs. However, after a series of all-black came the piece de resistance: sparkling gems embellished onto cocktail dresses, gold brocade, pink and turquoise fox fur, luxe fabrics and swirling prints. In the house of Lanvin, it was time to party.
F-ROW: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Pharrell Williams, Dita Von Teese and Jessica Alba.
VERDICT: When Elbaz emerged at the end of the catwalk to sing a rendition of Que Sera, Sera, the audience leapt to their feet to join in the celebration of his 10 years at Lanvin. There was a party atmosphere throughout this A/W show and it was hard not to be swept up in it. This is a designer who knows how to fave fun, and this significant season was a reminder of just how much fun he has injected into his collections, both past and present. Long may it continue.
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