New York, NY, United States (CNS) – French fashion house Lanvin and Swedish clothing company H&M have held a haute couture runway together that showcased customized pieces from the Lanvin for H&M collection. Star guests Sofia Coppola, Andie MacDowell, Anna Sui, Emma Roberts, Leelee Sobieski and Alexander Wang graced The Pierre Hotel Thursday to celebrate the launch of the collection.
Famed models Asia Chow, Pixie Geldof, Dree Hemingway, Olga and Anna Della Russo made their way down the catwalk wearing the customized women’s wear pieces by Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz.
H&M creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch said, “It’s such a fantastic experience to see how creatively alber Elbaz uses his designs to form a couture experience for our exclusive fashion show in New York.”
“Working with this incredibly gifted designer has been like an ongoing fashion moment, and we’re thrilled to offer his masterpieces to our customers.”
The looks from the catwalk show, along with original signed sketches from Elbaz, are currently being auctioned on www.lanvinforhm.com, which will end on November 26th. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to UNICEF as part of H&M’s All for Children project.
The Lanvin for H&M collection is set to hit around 200 stores worldwide on November 20 in the U.S. and Canada, and on November 23 in the rest of the world.