By Christine Lau
When I asked Tommy Ton of JakandJil.com, at the Lanvin for H&M media preview last night, which piece somebody would have to wear in order for him to “pic them”, he gave me an answer that perfectly summarizes fashion right now:
“It doesn’t really matter which one, it’s a matter of how that person wears it. I think what’s amazing is you can probably put someone who has amazing style in one of these dresses and then put someone who doesn’t have any style in the real thing, and you’ll probably think that the H&M one is wearing the Lanvin.”
Alber Elbaz was surely thinking the same thing when he designed this “greatest hits” collection of ruffled one-shoulder dresses, ‘50s tulle party frocks, and signature bow and sequin adorned tees. With price tags starting at $99.00 for dresses and $39.95 for t-shirts, there’s no reason why you can’t have your Lanvin and eat too.
Obviously, like everyone else and their Twitter followers during the sneak-peak at the AGO, I was meticulously planning which pieces I wanted. I decided that I absolutely need this dress in my life (It’s only $199.00, which is like one tenth of the price!):
And these shoes (At $99.00 a pair, I can buy the black ones too!):
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