The smart set filed into Le Trianon in Paris on Tuesday to celebrate "Lancome Show by Alber Elbaz" in over-the-top, imaginative style, a fitting celebration of the new limited-edition eye makeup collection by
On the one hand, the Champagne flowed, giving evidence of the occasion’s importance. On the other, the playful dessert fare consisted of lollipops, heart-shaped gumdrops and cotton candy.
“I love the end of a project,” said Elbaz, emerging from a crush of partygoers. “I’m always nervous at the start and excited at the finish.”
Elbaz relaxed for a brief moment on the sidelines, joining newly promoted Lanvin Chief Executive Officer Michele Huiban and company owner Shaw-Lan Wang, who said she chose Elbaz as Lanvin’s artistic director because of the joyful spirit of his designs, calling them “happy” and “fun.”
In a similar spirit, this party came complete with showgirls in red-feathered headdresses and fantails, who threaded their way through the crowd in the theater, awaiting the night’s show.
Scottish musician Sharleen Spiteri and the rock band Texas followed, delivering a mini-concert of their hits to an appreciative crowd. Spiteri, too, was appreciative, thanking Elbaz for her man-tailored suit.