Roll-call of stars for Lanvin's Spring look
An A-list front row including the actresses Julianne Moore and Kristin Scott Thomas turned out Friday to admire the new Spring-Summer look by Alber Elbaz, the wildly popular style director at Lanvin.
For the past six seasons Elbaz has been named the favourite designer of an international panel of fashion buyers consulted by the Journal du Textile trade magazine.
His ready-to-wear line for next spring, beautiful and surprising, cut vertical slashes into silk blouses, bulked out shoulders on sleeveless T-shaped tops, or sliced lines all along the seam of a coat or pair of pants.
There were also unusual shapes, at times even unflattering on the models.
"I did a bit of sportswear, but I did it my way, because sportswear is not what I do," Elbaz said backstage. "These are free women -- freedom is their greatest luxury."
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