Lanvin and lovely!

And so the countdown begins!  November, this year, will not only be the month of smoking bonfires; scorching hot designs from Alber Elbaz, fashion maestro, for high street monolith H & M, will be served up on November 23rd.  Tantalising previews are to be released on November 2nd, a mere two days after Halloween (and Lanvin seems to be channelling a spookish theme with its all-black palette, and a wraith-like model who rather resembles an aged Daphne Guinness by way of Karl Lagerfeld).

Whatever the inspiration, the collection is set to be fabulous, eclipsing even the grand and zany heights scaled by Viktor & Rolf for H & M in 2006.  The above preview promises a moody opulence, with racy hemlines, asymmetric necklines, and volume, texture and embellishment (glorious pearls!) in typical Lanvin abundance.

With one month to go, I’m seriously thinking of setting up a special savings account.  Apologies in advance to my nearest and dearest for the inevitable modesty of this year’s Christmas presents…

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