Lanvin was wildly celebrated for picking "regular people" for their fall '12 campaign, but when we got to see each of the wildly diverse models chat about, well, whatever, we were even more taken with the concept. With voiceovers talking about anything from bands and frozen blueberries to missing bicycles, each of the models tell their own stories while showing off Lanvin's fall collection.
Laden with peplum dresses, fur-lined coats, and other gorgeous Alber Elbaz-created wintry wear, each individual poses with stop-motion photography while they tell their stories. The effect is humanizing, charming, and why we love Lanvin. Our favorite? "Eh...if I could be, I'd like to be, eh, say like, eh, James Bond!" Just check it out and see what we're talking about.
With H&M, J.Crew, and other fast-fashion brands showing alongside designer lines during Fashion Week, it can feel counterintuitive to hold such different standards up to the same light. After all, the Topshops of the world operate with very different schedules, budgets, and motivations than, say, the Togas of the world. read
We could put together a whole Facebook album devoted to our bad clubwear choices from years past. There was the baby-doll era of 2004. The bubble dress disaster of 2006. And, we're pretty sure we've untagged the majority of our after-hours 2008 experiences, when Herve Leger ruled the scene. While we've happily been read