Alber Elbaz designs for women. Even if his silhouettes are tight or shapes odd, he always designs with a woman’s natural shape in mind. It’s this, paired with his indisputable talent, which keeps Lanvin ahead of the pack when it comes to actually pleasing his customers. When asked of his inspiration for the season, Elbaz spouted a tale of an angel in hell who has ended up back on earth. As far-fetched as it may seem, you can see the soft lines of an angel paired with the serpent coiled around her neck and the story comes to life. This season we saw the moody side of Lanvin, with a power dressing appeal and a surprisingly dark palette considering it’s for spring. Winking seams, slashed front blouses, and tight pencil skirts gave a nod to risqué office wear and were followed by a set of Grecian draped dresses with sheer skirts that will no doubt be lined in production.