Alber Elbaz, the creative director of Lanvin, is venturing into cosmetics for the first time with a collection of limited edition colors with Lancôme, set to debut globally on June 15.
"Alber Elbaz is, without a doubt, one of the world's most infulential fashion designers. But beyond that, he is also the most talented," stated Youcef Nabi, president of Lancôme International. "His sense of luxury, his vision of femininity and that hint of audacity resonate perfectly with the new values of the Maison Lancôme. We are extremely proud and happy that, with us, he is set to channel his universe in the world of makeup for the very first time."
Artistic director Alber Elbaz of Lanvin has customized unique haute couture looks from the Lanvin for H&M collection. The looks were revealed at a fashion show in New York and are now being auctioned exclusively at this site. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to UNICEF, as part of H&M’s “All for Children” project.
Printemps Hausmann invited Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz to design the holiday windows for the French department store this year. Titled “Noël au Château,” (Christmas at the castle), the windows feature two dolls, Mr. and Miss Lanvin, who are shown in various holiday settings. The windows were revealed last week, with Elbaz in attendance, along with actress Kristin Scott Thomas.
You can now go to h&m's website to check out the entire collection including prices. Check out all the looks, videos, find a store that is carrying the collection and get ready to shop on November 20th!
At last the full fashion show for Lanvin x H&M is here! Directed by Mike Figgis, the short movie features Natasha Poly, Irina Lazareanu, Milagros Schmoll, Hannelore Knuts, Leigh Lezark, Tatiana Cotliar, and Jane Schmitt. The ad campaign was photographed by David Sims.
The collection will be available starting November 20 in the U.S. and Canada.
The new trailer for Lanvin's line for H&M, which hits stores in November, shows poor Alber Elbaz working 'til all hours while Leigh Lezark brings him a pot of mysterious "extra strong" tea. Aside from Lezark's buttoned-up, mini-skirted maid outfit, which looks very Lanvin with its puffy sleeves, we only see a few sketches of the collection as Elbaz scribbles furiously, crumpling up drawing after drawing with his adorable pudgy hands.
Zet Fashion blog is the winner of the H&M contest to show the Lanvin trailer before anyone else.
The Lanvin for H&M fashion show will premier on hm.com on November 2, 2010.
H&M has confirmed that its next designer collaboration will be with Lanvin. The collection will be designed by Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver, and is slated to go on sale on November 23 in around 200 H&M stores worldwide.
According to H&M, the collection of both womenswear and menswear will be revealed on November 2, just three weeks before the clothes hit the store.
“H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.” Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin.
“We are thrilled about Lanvin’s collection for H&M, it is such an exciting moment. Lanvin will bring to H&M a luxurious French tradition that is also modern and playful. It is very much a Lanvin collection, using their cut and tailoring, with lots of focus on form and details for both women and men. The launch in November is going to be full of wonderful surprises.” Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M.
The Upper East Side just got a little more luxe: Lanvin will open its first New York boutique as early as next week. The massive 6,000 square foot, five-floor shop boasts 30 foot ceilings, a bridal floor, gorgeous antique chandeliers and an overwhelming amount of mirrors.