Behold, four outfits from the upcoming Lanvin for H&M collection that is launching November 23, 2010. A perfect collaboration for the holiday season, French fashion house Lanvin brings it's timeless glamour and never-ending savvy for designing the chic and sexy short dress to the retail chain. And how FIERCE is that old woman?? Her name is Jane Schmitt and she needs to be front and center, so incredibly cool. The other models, shot by David Sims, are Hannelore Knuts, Tati Collitar (who's looking quite Scarlett Johansson-y) and Natasha Poly. My fingers are crossed that those over-sized sunglasses will be for sale as well.
H&M released a teaser video a little while ago with behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot with Natasha Poly and Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz--who is designing the women's collection while Lucas Ossendrijver is designing men's (I'm expecting a lot of great tuxedo and suit pieces. Take note boys). The outfits are unfortunately pixilated like an episode of Cops.
NY Mag revealed these designs are practically direct takes from Lanvin's past collections from 2009 and 2008. The women who bought the originals must be kind of bummed now that very similar styles will be sold for thousands less. Did the designers procrastinate on their H&M project a bit?
Lanvin pre-fall 2009 (left two), fall 2008, spring 2009
(Images via NY Mag)