Watch: Eve Stars in Decadent Lanvin Fall 2021 RTW Collection Film
If the vaccines ultimately work as well as early results have been indicating, we will start returning to some new version of our pre-pandemic lives, especially where it comes to socializing and, well, partying. But whilst plenty of grim/worrying news is still flashing across our screens, we’ll need all the escapism we can get.
Lanvin seemed to understand this, and for their Fall 2021 Ready To Wear collection film, they went for glamming it up to the absolute max. The clip opens with a camera zooming in on a rather dapper gent at a fancy reception desk, who greets with, “Welcome to the Shangri-la, girls.” Where they are being welcomed to is the plush Shangri-la Hotel Paris, in the city’s posh 16th Arrondissement – and the girls are models decked out in gorgeous clothes from the fall collection. They all check in to the same very aristocratic looking suite (what appears to be the hotel’s luxe L’Appartement Prince Bonaparte), and proceed to empty the contents of several Lanvin shopping bags, the result of a decadent shopping spree, surely at the 22, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré boutique in the nearby 8e.
It’s all soundtracked by Gwen Stefani’s ‘If I Was a Rich Girl’ (a cheeky reworking of ‘If I Was a Rich Man’ from Fiddler on the Roof), her 2004 single that featured a guest appearance by the inimitable Eve. And wouldn’t you know, the latter also shows up at the Shangri-la to party with her fabulous new friends, who are changing outfits and dancing around madly, before heading out into the hotel for all manner of carefree fun – including riding around a particularly regal looking ballroom on motorized children’s cars…which is definitely something we’d like to be doing as soon as it becomes possible to do so.
Surely when the social distancing restrictions are lifted, some will still be proceeding with caution; but we’re really kind of hoping that our life looks something like this Lanvin film. And, naturally, we hope it’ll be happening in Paris.