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Show Report: Lanvin Spring/Summer 2012

For a spring/summer show, Alber Elbaz’s latest collection for Lanvin featured a surprising amount of black. The Gothic mood was set by sharp tailoring, choker and crucifix necklaces and snake-shaped embellishment. The lighter draped and pleated pieces that we’ve come to expect from Elbaz were still in evidence and provided some light relief. But for the most part, Elbaz’s heavy metal embellishments and serpentine prints are telling us to embrace a darker side this spring.

Isabella Redmond-Styles,



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