Alber Elbaz delighted and surprised us when he adorned the Lanvin Faubourg Saint-Honoré store window with miniature mannequins last year and then took it a step further to create six Miss Lanvin porcelain hand painted dolls with Taiwanese ceramics company Franz. It was a hark back to Jeanne Lanvin's partaking in the post-war Theâtre de la Mode show which saw French couturiers showcasing their designs through miniature dolls, due to the lack of fabric. The second series of dolls from Lanvin have just been released and feature seven silhouettes from the S/S 08 Lanvin collection as well as the bridal capsule collection. Packaged in Lanvin's signature pale blue boxe, again they will only be produced in a limited edition of 800.
Miniature Dolls by Lanvin available now at Browns.