Cut Pick ★
Alber Elbaz's latest collection for Lanvin was obsessed with gloss – and while adoration for iridescent, eye-catching fabrics tends to come across as delightful or twee on runways, Elbaz’s interpretation was more adult, edging into dark sophistication. Metallic, rich, jewel-toned garments crafted from shiny materials like lamés, brocades, sequins, satins, and silks swished down the runway, whether in the form of flapper dresses or slick jumpsuits. There was a futuristic element and, at times, an almost reptilian vibe. Also of note: the leather sacklike bags clutched by models.