Remember when Mrs. Obama was criticized for wearing Lanvin tennis shoes (price $540.00 US) last year? People thought that the First Lady shouldn't be wearing high-priced designer shoes while working at a Food Bank in DC. Well, good news for Mrs. O and other fashionistas who love French label Lanvin. H&M has just announced that luxury design house Lanvin will be the next lower priced line for H&M. Hooray. This is such great news. The only time I shop Lanvin now is at the Barney's Warehouse Sale because it is so pricey. I am looking forward to getting some affordable Lanvin, and I can't wait to see this collection from the exquisite French label. People StyleWatch reports that there will be previews available on Nov. 2 with the collection in H&M stores on Nov. 20th. This is going to be crazy, as this will be the peak Black Friday shopping season time. I'm sure Mrs. Obama can get hers first though if she needs it. She might need to stock up for future public engagements.
"H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public," Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, says in a statement confirming the collaboration this morning.
I wonder if Lanvin would've collaborate with H&M pre-the great recession? Whatever the cause, I am glad it's happening. Lanvin for all! :)
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