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Lanvin celebrates 125 years with an amazing Paris Fashion Week collection
A parade of fashion loveliness at Lanvin. All photos courtesy of ImaxTree.com.
Lanvin celebrated 125 years of fashion excellence yesterday, with a standout Spring 2015 anniversary show. There to toast artistic director Alber Elbaz? A host of front-row celebs, from Catherine Denueve to
Kim Kardashian. The collection was a thoughtful, gorgeous tribute to one of fashion’s most storied houses. Elbaz showed drapery, lots of lamé, and blue—the favourite colour of founder Jeanne Lanvin. There were also avant-garde pearl necklaces, and super pretty cocktail dresses that looked both extremely elegant and a little rough and tumble.
Check out a few of our favourite Lanvin Spring 2015 looks after the jump.
Edie Campbell at the anniversary show.
The brand’s storied history goes back to 1899, when Jeanne Lanvin founded the French fashion house. Legend has it that she started by sewing clothes for her daughter, which attracted the notice of the Parisian elite. Within 10 years, the designer had joined the famously exclusive Syndicat de la Couture.Those were the golden days of couture—Lanvin could count Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Cristobal Balenciaga as contemporaries. Lanvin passed away in 1946, and ownership passed first to her daughter, and then upon her death, to a variety of different family members and holding companies. In 2001, a private investor group bought the brand, and installed Alber Elbaz as artistic director.
A super blonde Aymeline Valade on the catwalk.
Over the past 13 years, Elbaz has consistently proved his fashion chops. (I
once interviewed him and fell more than a little bit in love.) Happy anniversary to the brand! Here’s to another 125 years.
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