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It sounds too good to be true, the power-house french label, Lanvin collaborating with H&M. There have been some collaborations in recent years but none so spine-tinglingly exciting.

The 48 piece collection focuses on cocktail hour clothing with dresses, jackets, jewellery and shoes, yes shoes!

Now you can own a little slice of designer heaven for a fraction of the price. Normally one would expect to pay substantially more for Lanvin’s fun and flirty designs but on the 23rd November fans can afford to indulge.

The maximum you will pay for a dress is £149.00.

The acid bright chandelier earrings that have an almost punky feel to them are a steal at £14.99.

Smoke net dress, £149.99, image from Fashionista.com

The Scoop

Grazia magazine, who got a sneak preview of the whole collection, spoke to creative director Alber Elbaz about the clothes. He revealed his need for everything to be happy and joyful;

‘The range is all about colours, shapes, flowers and happy clothes, inspired by creations from Lanvin’s recent past. It is very much about melodrama…and also full of humour.’

The colour palette is a blend of bright and youthful pinks and reds combined with some neutrals such as taupe and dark gold.

The standout pieces

One favourite item that will surely fly off the hangers is a seemingly strapless smoke net dress (seen above). It features the finest of nude meshes on top, a truly Elbaz touch, which is attached to a sweetheart bust in smoky grey net.

With its ribbon tie waist and full net skirt this dress is dainty and delicate whilst also being show-stopping, it also comes in fiery red.

Some of the other party dresses, frankly, couldn’t have landed sooner. The yellow asymmetric mini dress with ruffle neckline and black contrast waist band is a Grazia favourite.

Meanwhile the black evening jacket made from light-as-air tulle would sit beautifully over any cocktail dress adding sophistication and a note of Parisian elegance.

Round it all off with a pair of Lanvin for H&M heels, leopard print with ribbon ankle ties, and you are set to go for the winter party season.

See the must-have pieces HERE

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