A recent New York Times story today quotes from Virginia Postrel’s new book “The Power of Glamour,” reporting that it “distills glamour into three essential elements: the promise of escape, grace and mystery.” Sounds like a HABITUAL motto—and a good read over winter break!
Like other fans of all things glamorously fun, we’ve been awaiting Alber Elbaz’ collection for Lancome since hearing about the collaboration earlier this year. Now with its arrival this past weekend, welcome images of the chic packaging and the playful man himself have filled our browser.
Elbaz imagined a temporary collection that is pure fashion down to the thinnest detail. “The real theme running through the collection is eyes.” He explains, “and roundness forms… the bottles are so fabulously rounded that they were my inspiration. I wanted to create rounded shapes with a hint of humor.”
What better way to celebrate the fashion pairing than with an inspirational trip through the designs, patterns and references that make Lanvin and Elbaz tick? With the designer’s thinking on the limited-editions as a point of departure, we dove deep into his particular brand of style. From that unmistakable shade of pink to the flounces, flourishes and other fearless, poetic details that define a joyously unapologetic femininity, here’s a tribute to a true living legend.