At Paris Fashion Week, Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz set a scene for a fun and relaxed show, starting with the buckets of carnival-esque popcorn her served guests they entered Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts. He then delivered a lineup of pretty, structured dresses—as the house is most famous for—topped off with individualized makeup looks customized for each ensemble, ranging from charcoaled eyes to berry-hued lips. The accessories added extra personality, particularly script necklaces with words like “Love” and “Lanvin” spelling out exactly how this collection made us feel. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
Nina Dobrev Says What We’re All Thinking: She’s Looking Forward to Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscars Red Carpet MomentFeb 24, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Thirty minutes after getting off a plane from Atlanta, Nina Dobrev hit the beachside red carpet at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica—there to support her Best First Feature-winning film The Perks of Being a Wallflower—looking perfectly polished in a Michael Kors shorts and embellished tank ensemble. Not far away was Jennifer Lawrence, clad in Lanvin, and Dobrev told us Lawrence is the one person she’s most looking forward to seeing on the Oscars red carpet. “I think she’s going to win, so I’d love to know what the Best Actress is going to be wearing!” Dobrev told InStyle.com. “Her whole attitude is very unapologetic. That’s cool. That’s how it should be. A confident woman is the most attractive woman.” With the red carpet just hours away—who are you most looking forward to seeing?
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— Lindzi Scharf
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—happened to represent two of spring’s biggest trends: black and white, and shades of red. Jennifer Lopez was white hot in Lanvin, Miranda Kerr stepped out with a leather Givenchy tote and buckled Barbara Bui booties, Michelle Obama took the Inaugural Ball stage in red Jason Wu, Diane Kruger wore Chanel to the label’s haute couture show, and Rose Byrne wore a draped Balenciaga dress in her namesake color. So who do you think dressed best? Vote in the poll below! More
Jennifer Lopez (in Lanvin) and Jason Statham premiered their new film Parker last night in New York, where The Cinema Society, L’Oréal Paris, and Appleton Estate co-hosted a screening of the film at the Museum of Modern Art. “I always get a little fearful,” Statham told InStyle.com of what motivated him to do his own stunts in the action-packed thriller. “It gets the adrenaline going, it gets the mind focused, it gets you to concentrate on what you’re supposed to be concentrating on. If it wasn’t fearful in some way you’d be stupid, and then you’re going to get hurt.” In the movie, opening Friday, Statham plays the titular character, a thief with a somewhat off-color ethical code, who teams up with Lopez’s character, a woman who helps him in an unexpected way.
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Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz is a bona fide expert when it comes to making women look beautiful, and now he’s transitioning his skill from fashion to beauty. Following a highly succesful collaboration with H&M in 2010, Elbaz will work with fellow French brand Lancome to develop a line of makeup products! Set to launch worldwide June 15, the limited-edition collection promises to build upon the whimsical femininity (which you will see above in the animated clip he created, along with Pascal Dangin of Box Studios!) characteristic of Elbaz’s designs for Lanvin. And it would also seem that he already has a love affair with beauty products. “I always say, success is like a perfume,” Elbaz said at the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award at the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. “You can only smell it but don’t you ever drink it.” Wise words. Watch the clip above!
Plus, see stars who love Lanvin!
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were classic and glamorous. Naomi Watts wowed in a draped Roland Mouret gown, Emma Stone heated up the Gangster Squad premiere in a strapless dress and jewels to match from Lanvin, Emily Blunt vamped it up in a stretch wool Emilio Pucci cocktail dress, Taylor Swift took the plunge in an ivory silk Ralph Lauren Collection gown, and Anne Hathaway sparkled in a beaded Oscar de la Renta column. So who do you think dressed best? Vote in the poll below! More
“I tried for three years to get an interview with Mr. [Geoffrey] Beene. If I called in June of 1988, I was told to call by June of 1989. When I called in the summer, they told me, ‘Try in the winter, honey.’ Then I was told, ‘Honey, we don’t have an opening.’ That was the answer I got again and again. But I did get a friendship with the lady who answered the phone for years and years, and she is sitting here with me tonight. Her name is Joyce. She told me, ‘Please don’t mention my name!’ But I can’t.” — Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz on who he chose to bring when he received the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award at the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner, held at New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria (his career started at Beene!)
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There was a bit of magic inside the Waldorf Astoria last night in New York, where Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz accepted the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award. Before the event, the Israeli designer told InStyle.com that receiving the award was “very emotional” for him, because he got his first design job ever in 1990 with Geoffrey Beene, where he worked for seven years. “This is very surreal. I wish Mr. [Geoffrey] Beene was there with us tonight, with me,” Elbaz told InStyle.com of the late designer, who passed away in 2004. “And I think he is.” During his 15-minute acceptance speech, Elbaz—who revived Lanvin when he took over as artistic director in 2001—described his journey as a designer and shared some of the biggest lessons he’s learned along the way. We’ve picked out his top 5 life lessons, which were recounted to multiple rounds of applause and a chorus of collective “Awww!” from the audience. Scroll down to get inspired! More