2009 March 9
Lanvin - Paris Fall 2009
(PARIS) What does "timeless" really mean anymore? As designer after designer trots out the typical drop-crotch pant and heralds it as a "new classic," Alber Elbaz insists that the past is still valid, and that the clothes he makes today will have relevance far after this crise bottoms out. His show began with a bias-cut black sheath, worn simply but confidently by Magdalena. Other legit basics followed, including those Elbaz pioneered, like raw-edged dresses in silk and wool. The nudes were most heavenly, especially the floor-grazing charmeuse dress seen on Karlie Kloss.