— The Fashionista


Everyone has heard about the Lanvin <3 H&M collaboration by now. The collections finally arrived in the chain’s retail locations, and as Bryanboy put it, it will be a “bloodbath”!

I think it’s a teenage dream for many to own Lanvin, but the prices of designer clothes doesn’t always match your bank account. I’m not saying the Lanvin <3 H&M collection is Lanvin at sale prices, but it’s a step in the right direction.

I must admit that the collection surprised me, but that being said, I’m not sure on the quality of the clothes, remember it’s H&M. I’m not going to make a statement before I know the facts, but I warned you if you think H&M ranks alongside Lanvin in quality.

Here’s a few shots from the collection and the party surrounding it, with pictures borrowed from Style.com:

Anna Sui

Andy MacDowell

Vogue’s Grace Coddington

Olga Sherer – a catwalk cat wearing the collection

Ajak Deng

Kendra Spears / Heidi Mount

The brains: Alber Elbaz

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The first and only pictures out of the collection, expected in stores worldwide in November.

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Great news everybody! Alber Elbaz, Artistic Director of Lanvin, is going to collaborate with H&M, designing a collection, for both men and women, to be launched in over 200 H&M stores worldwide!

H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.
- Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin.


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The bespoken «Little Black Dress», or some times «LBD», has become an essential in women’s wardrobes.  People say it should be simple, but that’s not an excuse for getting an ugly dress. It can be simple and sexy, so think again!

While browsing style.com’s wonderful archive of photos, I came across four beautiful, yet simple «LBD»’s. From where? Lanvin <3

I like the details on the shoulder, as well as on the hips, on this one.
Same goes for this one.
I like how this dress looks on the model, even though I’m not sure how it would look on someone on the street. But no matter what I’m thinking, it’s hot! Do we like the transparent fabric? Yes! It’s original.
Some use too much draping, and some people don’t use it at all. This dress is perfect. P-E-R-F-E-C-T
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