Mood board: Girls who would be boys was the opening theme at Lanvin, as mannish white shirting and deconstructed tailoring set the scene for a somewhat austere first sequence. Tailor’s stitches were the early stars of the show, with the palette strictly monotone until later in the night when jewel-hued silk and raw mounted sequin dresses arrived at the party.
Best in show: It’s hard to go past Alber Elbaz’s undone suiting, however, this season there was a surprise to come later in the show. Lanvin isn’t known for its prints, outside of the big cat realm, but this season Elbaz went to town on Pop-ish souvenir motifs from stiletto heels to handbag stamps.
Finishing touches: Elbaz’s Lanvin ballerina slippers became V-dip ballerina pumps for spring – in line with the current sock pump trend – which were cut high, forsaking the sight of any toe cleavage. Some had a two-tone cap, while others were gathered at the toe.