Backstage at Lanvin’s A/W 2011 Show

Towards the end of fashion month I always get totally behind on blogging, and the Milan and Paris collections always end up getting less coverage. It’s for this reason that, in April, I still haven’t blogged about the Lanvin A/W 2011 collection.
But I’ve just been emailed this gorgeous selection of backstage images from the fall show, which took place in the Jardin des Tuileries, back in March. I never dislike a thing that Alber Elbaz designs, and the Lanvin collection was one of my favourites this season. I was particularly taken with the wide-brimmed hats, which worn with braided hair reminded me of Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit. Always a good look.

I’m sure you’re all aware that Alber Elbaz’s name keeps popping up in the discussions about who will replace Gallaino at Dior. Personally I think he is the most ‘Dior’ of all the designers being named (there are also rumours about Sarah Burton, Riccardo Tisci, Prabal Gurung and Tom Ford) but I’d be devastated if he left Lanvin. Let’s hope that the fashion gods (aka LVMH bosses) prevent it from happening.

Was the Lanvin A/W collection one of your favourites too? And what are you thoughts on the Alber for Dior rumours?

images courtesy of Lanvin