Fall 2008 Lanvin Silk & Chiffon Dress
This collection was hailed by Style.com as being "the one collection that encapsulated everything that's best about Fall" Their review went on to state "In one way, Elbaz's collection was a feat of technical genius. He'd started off by making fabric out of strips of grosgrain ribbon, winding hundreds of meters of the stuff around the body to make shapely dresses, blouses, and skirtsóa step on from the free-flowing plissÈs of his Summer collection.....The result was a tour de force of innovation and simplicity .... asymmetric body-molding cocktail options...In a season when so many have anxiously cast around for what women will want in a recession, Elbaz has intuited the best answer of all: Give us restraint, give us pragmatism, but never slam the door on the possibility of utter gorgeousness" This dress is straight off the runway and an amazing combination of a deep slate grey silk topping an inner chiffon dress. I like that this version is completely sleeveless - it balances the dress better in my opinion. It is comletely cut on the bias and any shape is achieved by the masterful draping as it has minimal seaming. Exceptional and really the start of the draped and pleated look he is now infamous for. Excellent, unworn condition.
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