A while back I mentioned that Lanvin was introducing a children’s wear collection and now a first look at the collection has been circulating online. The pieces are so lovely and I can only hope to aspire to wear dresses this gorgeous as an adult – let alone as a child. But we know there are babies that live the glamorous life from a very early age and now, they can wear Lanvin Petite with their Baby Dior shirts and Gucci booties.
It seems Alber Elbaz stayed true to his “superluxe approach” and these are no ordinary dresses for girls. Little ladies aged 4 to 10 can now look forward to wearing luxurious dresses in “washed organza embroidered with crystals, satin ribbon and grosgrain, draped or pleated tulle.” Elbaz even created adorable, shiny, patent ballerina flats to go along with the frocks – complete with pompom. (Telegraph).
If the Lanvin Petite dresses are out of your price range, you can opt to purchase one of four exclusive rag dolls – each dressed in the collection – with part of the proceeds of the sale of the dolls benefiting Designing Hope. The collection will begin being sold in boutiques in November.
I love these dresses and little trench coats – they’re fun and feminine and embody a happy, frilly childhood. I can’t wait to see more! I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to afford the dresses – or the rag dolls. Is it bad that I’m secretly wishing a more affordable line will knock Lanvin Petite off? Or that maybe H&M will team up with Lanvin again but this time for children’s wear? Shh! Don’t tell them I said so!