Bruno Sialelli for the Spring-Summer 2021 collection, explores an ideal territory made of memories between reality and fantasy, fantasy characters and invented stories. An imaginary dialogue to shape the new Lanvin collection, in which men's clothing is about women's clothing. The protagonists of the collection are the stylistic codes of the ultimate French wardrobe: scarves, suits, capes, silk blouses, all rigorously in a pastel and summery colour palette. The style of the outfits is also told through the use of accessories: gloves, shoes, turban hats, sunglasses, clear references to post-war couture. A celebration of French joie de vivre, which mixes the essence of Parisian chic with a dose of Hollywood glamour, a favourite mix of the artistic director for the past few seasons.
The images in the collection depict contemporary heroes and heroines, inspired by film settings and imaginary editorial plans for fashion magazines. The collection comes to life at the Palais Idéal, an example of naive architecture built in Hauterives, in the Drôme, designed by Ferdinand Cheval between 1879 and 1912. This fantastic medieval castle became over time a place of gathering and pilgrimage for artists of the calibre of André Breton, Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst. A perfect setting to tell the story of Bruno Sialelli's new creations and the Lanvin attitude.