Beautiful reign of Alber Elbaz

26/07/2011

Alber Elbaz with one of his creations from Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010 collection photographed by Tim Walker for Vanity Fair January 2010
"A woman told me that every time she wears Lanvin, men fall in love with her."
Alber Elbaz

Lets continue the Lanvin week with a gorgeous retrospective of some of the most beautiful and memorable looks from every ready-to-wear fashion show that made women feel weak at the knees, every heart – skip a beat and every man – fall in love with a woman in Lanvin.

When you look at these clothes, you understand that Lanvin isn’t just about elegance and femininity, but about the timeless chic and unique personalities expressed through artfully crafted garments.

Truly, smart girls invest in Lanvin.

AUTUMN/WINTER 2002
"With his first collection for Lanvin, Alber Elbaz successfully walked the finest of lines between design panache and desirable, grown-up clothes."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2003
"A rare vision of luxurious dressing, balancing ouster with rawness in a grown-up, wearable way."

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2003
"Alber Elbaz is one of the few capable of pushing delicate classicism toward an inspiring new edge."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2004
"Albert Elbaz went back to the drawing board of couture fundamentals in an effort to pull something modern-looking out of old-school methods. His particular focus for Lanvin was seamless draping, possibly the trickiest of all technical challenges. Close up, there were many extraordinary items; but now Elbaz needs to mild and edit his technique to an image that's completely satisfying."

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2004
"An inordinate amour of thought went into making Elbaz's vision of glamourous dressing an easy, relevant proposition for modern women."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2005
"In the studio I found I could only make big gestures to describe what I wanted. And that turned into all this volume and weightlessness." Alber Elbaz

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2005
"Elbaz did extraordinary coats and introduced new shapes in stricter black including a knife-narrow version of his now classic taffeta raincoat."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2006
"Elbaz, the man who bestowed soft decorative dressing on the world two years ago, is the first to break away into a new, fiercely exciting minimalism: a rigorous, couture-informed reengineering of clothes for women who spend more time striding out in the world than simpering at cocktail parties."

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2006
"The kind of personal, under-the-radar chic that makes women rave about Elbaz."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2007
"Strongest marshalling of purposefully honed modernity Alber Elbaz has ever sent down a runway."

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2007
"It's all in the sleeve, an aerated shoulder volume without pads, something akin to a leg-of-mutton, but without historical precedent. It came on washed dushesse-satin shifts, belted jacket and a delicious ivory charmeuse blouse. The striking silhouette formed the core of the collection."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2008
"For lightness, technical brilliant, and sheer heart-racing excitement, Alber Elbaz's Spring collection was one of the most uplifting shows of the entire season and Elbaz's best Lanvin collection to date. A celebration that, at long last, someone had come up with the insight to make a collection that is about enhancing the quality of women's lives today."

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2009
"Lanvin for Fall added another dimension to the revival of Parisian values that are turning out to be the distinguished feature of the best of this season's collections. Rock-solidly trustworthy as fashion can be."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2009
"Even when times are dark, there's still room for clothes to make women keel over with desire."

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2010
"A balance between rigorously architectural urban simplicity and explosively fierce embellishment, sourced somewhere in African tribalism guaranteed to keep the fashion world thinking for a long while yet."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2010
"The collection was a triumph of breathtaking technical achievement."

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SPRING/SUMMER 2011
"Unimpeachably modern, urban chic."

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I love personalities. I don’t like just pretty girls. The moment I see a woman, my task is to find the piece that, when I put it on her, I will not see the clothes but I see her face. I don’t want to see a dress with a woman. I just want to see a woman. And fit doesn’t mean that it’s fitting the body. It has to fit her mind.”
Alber Elbaz

Photo sources: Alber Elbaz with one of his creations from Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010 collection photographed by Tim Walker for Vanity Fair January 2010, collections via stylebistro.com and style.com
Quotes via style.com, nymag.com

7 comments:

  1. Ah, what glamorous dresses you have here today. I especially like the first row of dresses.

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  2. What a retrospective, LittleRus! He has great talent and creates some of the most beautiful dresses. xoxo

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  3. I am in love with the black dresses in the 2003 collection :)

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  4. Wooow I LOVE this post! Absolutely impossible to pick a favourite collection out of all these - love love love :)

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  5. Lanvin is definitely the epitome of elegance! I adore spring 2003 + fall 2008 especially but give me any of these pieces from any season + I'd treasure it forever. Timeless elegance and so much class!

    Beautiful post!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  6. Lanvin is adorable and very chic and classic. WOuld love to go shopping there :)
    Axxx

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  7. Viewing your recent blog posts is like entering fashion heaven! Oh my, look at all these gorgeous Lanvin looks. Beautiful!

    In the city centre I looked for the Diane Von Furstenberg autobiography you recommended on your blog but I didn't find it. Have to call my friend Mr. Amazon to help me out ;-)

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