I’m currently counting down the days until the Lanvin collection for H&M is released. I will be one of those crazed shoppers waiting outside of H&M Michigan Avenue on November 23rd, in running shoes, ready to sprint inside and buy up the entire collection. Lanvin has always been a favorite French design house of mine, and now the maison’s artistic director, Alber Elbaz, has made his coveted designs accessible to a much larger audience. Lucas Ossandrijver, Lanvin’s menswear designer has created equally incredible looks for our men, as well. The full collection won’t be released until tomorrow, but H&M’s website is broadcasting a video showcasing many of the looks. The story line, vision, and artistic French tradition are apparent throughout the video, and by the looks of the garments, Mr. Elbaz didn’t skimp on much. The collection is riddled with show-stopping dresses, separates, shoes, necklaces, and menswear to match. Alber Elbaz made sure to stay true to the long-time luxury of the design house by focusing on tailoring, form, cut and detail. Still, Lanvin for H&M is playful enough for a Chicago party girl, and elegant enough for a more mature woman attending a benefit. Truly, you can’t go wrong with any of the looks. See you bright and early Tuesday, November 23rd !