New spring collection 2016-17 in fashion week of paris
The Fashion Group International honored Alber Elbaz with its Superstar Award last October. Elbaz, Lanvin’s designer of 14 years, was let go from the storied house shortly after.
“Let a pale purple, ill-fitting, shiny lace dress from the Lanvin fall 2016 women’s show serve as a warning to any fashion house planning to rid itself of a designer without a replacement standing by,” wrote Robin Givhan of Lanvin’s first show in Elbaz’s absence. “Let it serve as a reminder to consumers that fashion is difficult and that defining a vision and crafting enticing garments to reflect that vision is a high hurdle.”
The first two looks were like loungewear from a dream sequence — leisurely pajamas and sheer dressing gowns that some 1930s on-screen ingenue might have worn to answer the door.