Alber, how did you know that I have been rather obsessed with capes as of late? I knew there was a reason why I loved you. :) Although, Alber’s entire set-up was rather haunting this time around with the models emerging amidst the mist around a weeping willow. And the initial looks were rather austere. I am all for clean lines and a largely black and white palette, but Alber’s design felt devoid of the joy I normally find in his designs. He dialed it back quite a bit. There were some nice tribute pieces to classic Lanvin (feature shot for one) and I recognize the trademark elbow length gloves, but that is still a recycling of his standard pieces. Of course, there are still distinct Alber trademarks embedded in the collection as well: the somewhat pleated draping, the voluminous shoulders, and raw silk gathering. And probably only he could get me to love a watermelon pink cocktail dress. Overall, this is a very pleasant collection with some very lovely pieces, but it lacked the sparkle that Alber normally brings to it.