Amanda Seyfried, Lanvin Dresses and Us

One of our latest high profile clients, Amanda Seyfried brought us a beautiful Lanvin dress to work with and some more besides. Learn about our process and the beautiful garments we worked with.

Amanda Seyfried, Lanvin Dresses and Us

Amanda Seyfried appeared this month (June 3) at Shiseido 'Cle de Peau Beaute' press conference in Tokyo. She was wearing this (above) beautiful black Lanvin dress.
 
This garment was first seen as part of the Lanvin SS14 ready-to-wear collection designed by Alber Elbaz. Shown in September 2013 as part of Paris Fashion Week, we couldn't wait to get our hands on it.
 
This gothic chic ensemble required a shortening of the sleeves for this Les Misérables actress. And what sleeves they are.
 
There are two ways of shortening lace sleeves. You can either do it by shortening from the shoulders which is what we did on this one or from the cuff.
 
The latter involves re-applying the scallop edge. We would have had to do it from cuff if it had been a kimono sleeve of if details had prevented us from doing it from top. This is common with bridal gowns but was not necessary in this case.
 
The sheer chiffon material is delicate work but, we're sure you'd agree, the finish is stunning. This outfit is all drama and sure to get anyone noticed this season.
 
Although, Amanda Seyfried chose to play it cool this June by pairing the dress with some nude Rupert Sanderson heels. See how it cascaded down the runway in the French capital last year.

(Image from Vogue)
 
Luckily for us it wasn't the only Lanvin dress that required some tailoring. This was a two-item, same day express job so the pressure was on, the excitement was up and all hands were at the ready.
 
Like the consummate professionals we are, we thought of you and took to Instagram during our hours of labour to share the work in progress.
 
This lamé Lanvin dress was typical of this Alber Elbaz designed line. As Style said, "If you don't like lamé you should stop reading now."
 
This intricate sequined garment also took four hands to alter, courtesy of Vania and Susanne. We can't wait to see where this one will be worn. More Lanvin dresses please!

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(Main image from Just Jared & Tom and Lorenzo)