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Lanvin Alber Elbaz F/W 2013 Silk Butterfly Print Fishtail Dress


Moroccan-born designer Alber Elbaz is remembered as much for his love of people as he is for his astounding talent and creative philosophy. Credited with revitalizing the French fashion house of Lanvin where he served as creative director for fourteen years, he preferred to think of himself as a storyteller, working with “intuition, instinct, and joy.” Widely beloved and admired, the soft-spoken Elbaz lamented in an interview for Vogue how technology was changing the face of fashion, with the emphasis shifting from how designs felt in person to how they appeared on a screen.

Referring to himself as “just Alber” the designer explained that one of his intentions with fashion was “to elevate people, to make them dream." The beauty of his legacy lies not only in the remarkable garments he designed but also in the spirit of them, his work conveying a certain depth of feeling that often shines through the wearer, emphasizing his belief that “the real Haute Couture is when you work with a person.” As seen as look #32 on that season’s runway and major enough to be part of that season's campaign this beautiful gown from his F/W 2013 Lanvin Collection speaks for itself.

Size: 34 FR / 4 US relaxed fit!!

Size estimate: Small

Bust: 35 inches

Waist: 35 inches

Hips: 37 inches

Length: 38 inches shortest point to 75 inches at back

This Lanvin dress balances edgy and ethereal with a delightfully dark butterfly motif and fluttering silhouette. Done in a washed silk satin with a butterfly print. Featuring a round neckline with concealed snaps at the shoulder. A relaxed pieced silhouette falls straight, with a high-low fishtail hem that hits at the knee in the front and trails to the floor at the back like a mini train.

In excellent condition, this dress has been professionally eco-dry cleaned, and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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