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models + dance central for lanvin campaign? um. awesome!

 

i love this dorky video for lanvin’s fall 2011 campaign by steven meisel showing models raquel zimmermann and karen elson dancing to pitbull’s “i know you want me (calle ocho)”…i’m also pretty sure that the choreography’s the same as the one from the xbox 360 kinect game dance central.  and one of the best parts is that alber elbaz makes a cameo himself at the end.  also, seeing these gorgeous models look pretty silly while they’re dancing does give the ego a boost.

on a different lanvin tangent–loving these lanvin wedges cameron diaz wore to the mtv movie awards back in june:

i envy smurfette

i thought “the simpsons” feature that harper’s bazaar did for the simpsons movie was so cute.  well, they’ve done it again.  sony’s the smurfs movie is opening july 29th.

marc jacobs

lanvin

dolce & gabbana

louis vuitton

for pricing and other information, see the article here.

 

from runway to mass market

did you like the new collections that are being unveiled at new york fashion week?  if you’re like me, broke that is, your best bet is to wait for things to trickle down to the mass market retailers.

and with runway shows being broadcasted in real time, you can expect to scoop up the hot designs faster than ever.  for spring/summer (s/s) and fall/winter (a/w), you should check stores in march and september respectively.

sure, we all know the mass retailers copy–i mean, have their own “inspired” pieces.  but learnvest noticed that certain retailers favor specific designers.  here’s the chart:

mass market retailers and the designers they love to knock-off

and the some of the most useful advice to take away from the article is:

“A final note: be discerning. Even though imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, try to replicate, not duplicate the runway looks. There are good knock-offs and then there are the bad. The bad attempt to be complete copies of the original but the good take the most important elements of the design and reinterpret it. So opt for elements of what drew you in to begin with. Was it the asymmetrical straps and ruffles of the Lanvin gown or the cut out detail on that Alexander Wang dress? Use that as a starting point of what you want to look for on the market.”

here are some examples of the inspired looks and their sources:

left: club monaco, right: chloe

 

left: topshop, right: balmain

left: forever 21, right: rag & bone

left: zara, right: prada