So this isn't anything new from Alber Elbaz, this is very typically Lanvin. It actually reminds me of his Fall/Winter 2004 collection - the collection that first made me notice him as a designer. As always, we want our designers to push forward and give us something new each time they show, but I actually really like this collection and the ways that he touched on, yet deferred some of his previous collections. I really like the Cleopatra-ish references in the clothing and the styling. It would be interesting to see if he continues with this concept next season...just pushing it farther a bit.