Alber Elbaz’s Good Sense: LBDs and Vibrant Satin Frocks for Lanvin's Spring Line

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2013 Runway
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PARIS – Alber Elbaz isn’t the indulgent type. And so his spring collection for Lanvin, following the 10-year anniversary blow-out he staged for fall – in which he even took the stage and belted out “Que Sera Sera” – felt more like a fresh start than a dizzy hangover. A sobering black collection it was, with endless varieties of the LBD. Not just dresses, but pantsuits, jumpsuits, swimsuits, and tuxedo jackets. And while not the indulgent type, Elbaz isn’t a prohibitionist either, sending out several gem-encrusted numbers, including a jumpsuit on ’90s supe Kristen McMenamy entirely covered in hefty, industrial-looking jewelry. He also had the good sense to end the show with shimmering, effervescent satin pieces in succulent fruit shades.

Click on the slide show to see looks from the Lanvin spring 2013 collection.

Lee Carter is editor-in-chief of Hint Fashion Magazine.

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