60 posts tagged "Alber Elbaz"
To bedazzle or not to bedazzle: That’s the question for Fall, with designers building bling directly into their clothes. Oscar de la Renta showed trompe l’oeil bijoux, printing photos of precious stones on his cocktail dresses, while Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz and Miuccia Prada encrusted their respective looks with luxe crystals—some of which made their red-carpet debuts at this week’s Met gala. ANDAM nominee Vika Gazinskaya, for her part, gave the look a daytime spin with the novelty sweatshirt she sported in the Tuileries. The best part of these bedecked numbers? While still pricey, they’ll make a significantly smaller dent in your wallet than real-deal platinum and diamonds.
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With Impossible Conversations, the Schiaparelli/Prada Costume Institute exhibit fast approaching, perhaps it’s no surprise that surrealism has again found its way into fashion’s collective (un)conscious. Elsa Schiaparelli famously collaborated with the likes of Salvador Dalí, and Miuccia Prada has done more for the cause of surreal style than anyone since. And there were more than a few designs on the Fall runways that echoed the theme.
At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz and Elie Top nodded at artists like Man Ray and Joan Miró with playful costume jewelry such as crystal eye brooches and a chain belt with plastic lips. Diane von Furstenberg referenced the movement, too, with interlocking hands on a body-hugging dress. Some designs, like Mary Katrantzou‘s digitally printed labyrinth gown, made the surreal wearable, and some, like Stephen Jones’ spiny headpieces for Giles (left), seemed destined to stay on the runway—or perhaps, one day, the museum gallery.
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When Jeanne Lanvin founded her couture house in 1909, she made her name creating super-luxurious clothes for mothers and their daughters. This past summer, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz reawakened the house’s childrenswear roots, unveiling his Lanvin Petite 25-piece collection in New York.
Much to the delight of the label’s new 2-to-8-year-old clients, Lanvin followed the launch with an international pop-up shop tour, which wrapped up last month in New York with a party where juice boxes, not Champagne glasses, clinked. Here, in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video taken at the Winter 2012 Lanvin Petite photoshoot, a similar scene plays out. The girls show off the line’s second childrenswear collection, many of the pieces inspired by the main line, with Elbaz’s focus remaining on new fabrics and new technologies, just as in the pre-fall collection he showed last week. These tots are truly going to be Lanvin girls for life.
Louboutin Designs For Crazy Horse, Alber Elbaz Unveils His “Small And Fat” Book, Terry Richardson’s New Jimmy Choo Campaign, And More…
Christian Louboutin is set to collaborate with Crazy Horse again, this time creating four tableaux for the venue’s nightly Désirs show. The designer’s portion will be on display from March 5 to May 31. [WWD]
“I was searching for a story that people would get when they look at the book—and the story is the process,” Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz told The New York Times on his debut tome, due out this spring. Through a series of 3,000 photos, he tells the story of how a collection gets made, stitch by stitch. [NYT]
Jimmy Choo has just released images from its Spring 2012 Terry Richardson-lensed ad campaign. We doubt that the photos, which were inspired by the Mediterranean glamour of seventies cinematic icons, will cause as much of a stir when they are officially out next month as Richardson’s recent Equinox ads . [Jimmy Choo]
Model Molly Sims has announced she’s pregnant. Congrats to Molly, who is set to give birth in June, and her husband Scott! [Huff Po]