Lanvin Catwalk Fashion Show ss2010
Alber Elbaz treated the audience yesterday with a a bombardment of emotional and visual pleasure. His ss2010 collection for Lanvin was an overload of color, glitter, and originality: dozens of girls marching, with a furious glamour, along a runway so long it seemed to stretch into infinity. The collection was breathtaking technical: drapey, pleated jumpsuits in polyester, candy-colors like pink, salmon, peach, and vermilion, extraordinary fine leather, a buildup of encrusted gold sequins and jewelry. There are no words to sum up the powerful, slow-building impact of the vision Elbaz created. The man-made fabrics (al synthetic), the spirals of ruffles, the soft puffy coats, the plissees and the layering. His navy and mushroom jumpsuits are a whole new take on eveningdressing and a farewell to the official tuxedo. It had all the ingredients and inspiration women need to feel happy, confident and beautiful.