Friday, January 30, 2009

The Question...

As I took an evening stroll around the empty but scenic streets of Rodeo with my good friend, she turns to ask me, "What's your favorite designer?"

Two words, one fashion house: Alber Elbaz for LANVIN.

Reasons for why I am in LOVE with Lanvin's collections:

1. Construction: the fabric is used in an architectural manner. Growing up I was always fascinated by architecture which ultimately lead me to study the subject throughout college. To see that a person can wear architecture- completely satisfies me.

2. Shapes: there is some kind of magic when it comes to how drapery is used in the clothing. Although drastic/full drapery can often lead to shapeless clothing, he creates these really wonderful structure which glorifies the natural shape of a woman.

3. Color: Lanvin has the absolute perfect color schemes possible. The jewel tones are not only rich and vibrant- which is only accentua
ted with their use of black. The jewel tones they choose have enough warmth to make the pieces more modern.

4. Classic: All of the pieces are classic, time-pieces. I would wear anything Lanvin not only today, but until my grand children are begging me to pass it on to them.

5. Natalie Portman: My love for Natalie Portman's choices in fashion has always been apparent through the years. But after she has shown up in Lanvin more than several occasions, she has not only been the best dressed (of course in my opinion)... but it clearly indicates how much she has matured in her style.

Some of my Favs:

Natalie Portman in Lanvin (in Cannes):

My fav Natalie in Lanvin moment:

Mr. Elbaz himself:

isn't he adorable?