July 09, 2007
Alber Elbaz jetted to New York to lead intimate presentations of Lanvin's cruise offerings. In the lineup were plenty of his precious evening numbers, in either black tulle accented with ribbons or white silk embellished with pearls and other oversize beads. For day, he showed a thick-gauge knit skirt suit that was literally gold-dipped, and a creamy coat with jewels for buttons. But predictable this minishow was not. Elbaz used the face time with editors and buyers to introduce new offerings. These included 22 Faubourg, an item-y collection of T-shirts, scarves, and even luggage decorated with his drawings, as well as a range of cashmere and silk loungewear and sleepwear for the Lanvin fan who has everything. Last but not least, he showed off a group of nontraditional wedding dresses. There wasn┐t a poufy gown to be seen. Instead, Elbaz reinterpreted some of his hitsbubbles, tiers of tulle, skimmy sheathsin bridal white and ivory.