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Lanvin Alber Elbaz Resort 2012 Gold & Silver Gown

$2,100

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 #6 on that season’s runway, this beautiful gown from his 2012 Lanvin Resort Collection speaks for itself.

Done in metallic lamé silk featuring artfully arranged patterns of silver, gold, and deep purple stripes, this billowy dress is glamorous and comfortable at once. The bodice is introduced with thin gold spaghetti straps and a straight neckline, creating a languid chic effect that continues throughout and is complemented by two concealed side pockets. The oversized, elastic-fitted waist flows into a magnificently draped, supermodel-length long skirt that cascades past the ankles and moves beautifully with the wearer.

Size estimate: SML

Size: 36 FR

Measurements:

Bust: 34 inches

Waist: elastic stretches to 30 inches

Hips: Full

Length: 67 inches long

This incredible gown exudes a seductive goddess glam chic that is further enhanced by its dramatic length, volume, and glimmering lamé thread, giving the eye something new to appreciate at each angle. The beauty of this dress lies in its simplicity, the classic silhouette and open décolletage proving the perfect medium to deliver an unforgettable dress that can easily be worn to a museum gala or beach wedding.

This beautiful Lanvin gown is partially lined and closes with a concealed side zip. In excellent condition, it 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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