Designers: Lanvin

Lanvin F/W 09

In a season when economic uncertainty reigns, it is reassuring to take in a show such as Lanvin. The designer, Alber Elbaz, understands the need of value dressing without making it safe or boring. Confidently striding models sported chic, cinched at the waist, elegantly black suits. Fox hoops were casually flung over the shoulder for good measure. A parade of classically Parisienne outfits followed and the chartreuse dresses had a timeless appeal. Flattering, slinky evening gowns brought up the rear. The dramatic massive walkout at the close of the show justified Elbaz's philosophy: "I like dressing strong women," he said.

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Photographed by Alice Crosara
Posted by Madeleine Czigler

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2009 Men's Collection

Set in an indoor schoolyard that was filled with natural light, Lanvin showed their men's Fall Winter 2009/2010 collection in Paris. Hats and berets in rich brown, burgundy, and grey tones were accompanied by flowing scarves. An ode to the new president of the United States was clear in the finale, as an Obama look-alike, sporting an American flag pin and waving regally, led the models down their final walk.

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Photographed and posted by ALICE