2009 October 5
Lanvin - Paris Spring 2010
(PARIS) In a word: wow. Alber Elbaz always offers up one of the best shows in Paris, but his exceptional Spring 2010 collection left the uproariously-applauding crowd in the throes of ecstasy. The clothes began on a classic note--a few ruffled black frocks--before evolving into a fanciful parade of fuscia, crimson, carnation, draped and dressed-up more splendidly than ever. The nude separates were rendered in the sexiest shades possible, especially in a deep-v loose pantsuit worn by Romana and a long-sleeved draped dress on Sasha. And the gold beaded dresses (or even pants!) are just the kind that you'll splurge for in February and repeat helplessly for every occasion that demands them until circa 2045. Every look showcased Elbaz's intellectual rigor, which appears to become sharper by the minute. Does this designer have any real limits? And Wertheimers, are you watching?