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FASHIONWEEK Fall 2007: Alber Elbaz Takes Jeanne Lanvin's Sketches from the 30s to Create Clothes for the Modern Girl at Lanvin. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
Trust the always forward-thinking Elbaz to start mining an entirely different decade for inspiration. Instead of the 40s/60s/80s that has the fash pack completely mesmerized at the moment, he went back to the source: sketches by Jeanne Lanvin from the 1930s. "It's all in the sleeve," he told Style.com. "After last season, we sat in the studio and asked ourselves, 'Where do you go after futurism?' And someone said to me, 'You want to go home.' So then I went back and started looking at Jeanne Lanvin's sketches again."
So send up a little thankyou to the fashion gods for Ms. Jeanne, since she inspired this parade of stylish and interesting skirts & blouses, beautifully draped dresses, and chic coats & furs.
- Lesley Scott
A Jeanne Lanvin gown from 1935 (photo: vam.ac.uk; runway photos: style.com)
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