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LANVIN PRE-FALL 2009

After what was a bit of a confusing Spring collection for Lanvin, Elbaz’s pre-fall offering more than reconfirms why he is so widely adored. The overall theme for this collection radiates quirky elegance; the models styled heavily and clad with appropriately over the top accessories.

Not only the looks as a whole, but the individual pieces themselves, are so rich, that while it is a lot to feast your eyes on, there isn’t an ounce of anything disappointing in sight. These are clothes that could make any woman feel like a million bucks, and in the end that’s really what Elbaz does best.

The color palette is deep and decadent; an array of black and gold in enough different textures and cuts to keep the pieces from looking anywhere near monotonous. Metallics are prominent but are done in such a fabulous way that they’re not overwhelming, but in motion provide an eye catching effect. The drama doesn’t stop with the metallics, however – the huge fur coats and boleros are as outrageous design-wise as they are on the luxury scale. The slouchy leather gloves, opaque stockings and gorgeous statement necklaces provide much enhancement to the clothing and bring it all home for an overall stunning presentation. I am sure there will be many women out there who can’t wait to get their hands on some of this stuff, myself included.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.