Angelababy wore this black Lanvin for H&M dress at a recent I.T. promotional event. (The I.T. fashion empire is founded by Chingmy Yau’s husband, Shen Jiawei). The nude paneled crystal necklace details are bold, but border on the costume jewelry look.
Carina Lau wore the above pink one-shoulder Lanvin for H&M dress at a Cartier event in November. Perhaps she was going for a casual flirty look, but her hair totally flopped! Carina’s hair was messy with the outgrown bangs covering her face.
The Artistic Director Alber Elbaz of Lanvin designed customized unique haute couture looks for H&M in an earlier auction. The original dresses were very similar to the dresses that Angelababy and Carina Lau wore.
Lanvin’s dresses are often bold with interesting folding of fabric draping the body. However the above Lanvin for H&M dresses that Angelababy and Carina wore sported a generous cutting that was difficult to wear. The bodice of the dresses were loose and matched with the loose-fitting skirt, were not flattering on the wearer. With Angelababy’s slim figure, the dress was too big on her. Carina’s full-figure didn’t fare well either, as the dress made her appear unnecessarily pudgy. When the models wore the dresses for the Lanvin for H&M photo shoot, the dresses were likely pinned in the back to achieve the custom fitted look.
Jayne: What do you think of Lanvin’s haute couture looks for H&M?