Monday, June 16, 2008

Designer Lust: Alber Elbaz Edition

I am currently obsessed with this Lanvin blouse from Spring 2008 RTW:

Lanvin Blouse-Harpers May '08

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.

Lanvin Spring 2008 RTW

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!


Linda said...

Showing this style sleeve in many of the looks; collections are shown here. collection photos show many front and back views. They do not have Spring posted though.

Lots of beautiful blouses and dresses with this sleeve!


LindaNan said...

From yet another Linda

Look at veiw A (without the ruffles) of Vogue 2001 Ralph Lauren design
(It may be out of print)

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure if you search blouse patterns from the 1980s, you'll hit gold. That looks really 80s to me.

lsaspacey said...

I have a front view of a Romeo Gigli blouse from the 80's that is very similar. If I remember when I get home I'll try to scan it for you.