Today I had the pleasure of attending an appointment at Lanvin to write the
Spring 2011 Collection. Season after Season, I am always impressed with the
legendary designer, Alber Elbaz. He has a very smart way of structuring his
collection by combining what he knows works and sells with new shapes and
fabrics. For instance, Lanvin`s signature ballet flat and toga shaped tops
and dresses are still available for the women who look to Lanvin for her
high end basics. However, new colors, fabrics, shapes and themes are
apparent with each new season.

The current collection seems to embrace nature with an organic feel. Prints
of leaves and palms are present as well as the use of butterflies, insects
and mouths as accessories and embellishments on pieces of the RTW. The
latest Lanvin treasures are also inspired by dance and the concept of the
"Prima Ballerina". There were many silk chiffon plisse skirts and dresses
paired with an array of thick stretch tops. Not only does this describe the
current direction of Lanvin, it also mirrors the trend in fashion which is
geared towards form fitted clothing. Good bye " baby doll", hello Herve
Leger!       

Even though I just got back to the hotel and am exhausted, I am still a
Fashionista in Paris! It is time to get dolled up and hit the town for a
"fashionably late" dinner!

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