At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz continued his reign as the final word on modern dress. His latest collection, an undeniably beautiful furthering of some of the draping and construction experiments which his team has been developing over these past few seasons, reached miraculous results. No other working designer captures the mood of imperfect luxury so spot-on. His architectural detailing is complexly engineered to look unfinished as large tucks of silk are gathered and loosely folded, yet entirely secure. It is no surprise that Lanvin is de rigeur for sophisticated, luxurious clothes beloved by European first ladies and downtown party girls alike.
Behold his accessories. Forget stocks, in these risky times your best investment bet is in killer shoes; and make those Lanvin.