Lanvin, fashion week

For Spring 2013, Lanvin desiger Alber Elbaz delivered a glamorous collection with his signature sexiness and a dose of cool-girl edge. There were feminine takes on classic tuxedo suiting, richly embellished cocktail dresses, and draped evening looks, which we can’t wait to see on the red carpet. Shots of yellow, fuschia, and purple amped up the otherwise moody palette of black and white, while chunky necklaces and Wonder Woman-worthy cuffs added high shine. For evening, crystal-encrusted bags with metal straps had a jewel box-like quality. For nine to five, Elbaz offered the perfect day-to-night ankle-strap pumps and sleek oversize clutches—big enough to fit all your essentials (plus an extra pair of ballet flats!). Check out our favorite looks in the gallery.

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— Violet Gaynor