I am currently obsessed with this Lanvin blouse from Spring 2008 RTW:
This is from a photo spread in Harper's Bazaar from May 2008 (with Julianne Moore on the cover), given to me by KBB in Paris. I love the sleeves and the shawl collar with plunging-but-not-revealing neckline. According to Harper's, it's available at Bergdorf Goodman for a mere $2188. However, the only Lanvin I could find on the Bergdorf Goodman website are fragrances and stuff like that. Everywhere else only seems to have purses. It's not on Net-a-Porter.
I found it on the runway (along with a sliver of the back), but the photo isn't any more informative than Harper's, what with the tucking into the skirt and all.
If I were to make it, I think I would have end in a narrow waistband, only a couple inches tall, with buttons facing toward the inside for the crossover. I can't decide, though, if this style is too grown up for me. Also, there's the issue of what season to wear it. It would probably be too hot for summer, and could only be worn on those three days per year in which it is cool enough for 3/4 sleeves but not so cool as to require any outerwear, because you sure can't wear that thing under a coat. Or perhaps that's the reason I need a cape?
Does anyone have any ideas for finding a more technical picture? Catalog shots would be best, but I can't find anyone who has it in their catalog!
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