This piece just screams Alber Elbaz. The purple jersey is draped flattering in a sexy short tulip shape, creating a fresh, easy, and wearable little cocktail dress. All you need is a few strings of pearl necklaces and grosgrain ribbons and you are set to be the image of Lanvin envisioned Elbaz. The bodice is a fine purple lace trimmed with purple satin and leads to the lovely sweetheart neck. There are no zippers or closures, the dress simply slips over your head.
Hips are pretty much free
Good vintage condition. There is a small split in the center seam of the bodice that can easily be repaired.
About the designer: Alber Elbaz
Alber Elbaz was raised in Israel and graduated from the Shenkar College of Textile Technology and Fashion. After, he moved to New York and spent 7 years training with American designer Geoffrey Beene. Elbaz then went to work for Guy Laroche and Toledano. He was then appointed designer of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche in 1998 and said “this is the realization of my life’s dream”. Elbaz had a 3 collection stint at YSL as the company was purchased by Gucci Group and Tom Ford was appointed creative director of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, replacing Elbaz. Elbaz moved to Lanvin in 2001 and would remain a creative director for 14 years. Elbaz’s style included: washed materials, unfinished hems, drapes of fabric tied together by cotton grosgrain ribbons and adorned with pearls and costume gems. Alber left Lanvin in 2015. Alber Elbaz passed from complications of Covid-19 in 2021.