“It’s not just about design. It’s about lifestyle, and fitting the needs around the day,” Alber Elbaz said of Lanvin resort. The collection oscillated between opulence and sleek chic for a woman who pairs glitzy dresses with metallic sneakers, running from the gym to a cocktail party. This melting-pot wardrobe winked to Indian maharajahs, Egyptian queens and gangsta rappers — especially the chunky jewelry with numbered crystal pendants or stylized scarabs.
For day or night, the clothes exuded glamour, whether quietly in a pristine white full-skirted dress in Neoprene, which was textured to look like piqué, or with more flamboyance: the gold lamé brocade T-shirt dress embroidered with copper and gold sequins. Other looks, including a vibrant red strapless number, called to mind streamlined versions of Fifties chic. Technical fabrics like stretch lamé, whorled into draped shifts, anchored this varied collection in the modern world of fast-paced cities.