Friday, August 10, 2007

Lanvin Winter 2004 Dress w Floral Details

We sometimes wonder if Tom Ford doesn't kick himself a teensy weensy bit for dismissing Alber Elbaz from the head design post at YSL, when the Gucci group bought the house in 1999. How can you just not love Alber? And let me just say for the record, I love a man in a ginormous purple bow-tie. Oh well, it's all worked out for Elbaz, the Israeli citizen from humble beginnings in North Africa, now that he's the head of fashion's oldest extant house, Lanvin. In fact, Elbaz appears on Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the WORLD in 2007. Probably for displaying the type of design genius that we see in this Winter 2004 draping masterpiece. Comprised of a black signature Elbaz silk charmeuse, this apron dress is crafted using one piece of fabric with one seam. Simplicity at its most elegant and refined. Accented with antiqued gemstones, floral silk details, raw edging and cream colored apron beneath the overlay, this dress is the living end of chic. In a size 36, New With Tags and originally retailed for $2120. A steal at d2 for $1000. For further information or to purchase, please contact:

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