It’s been a while since I’ve seen a collection of accessories as joyful as those from Lanvin Fall 2012. Celebrating Alber Elbaz’s 10th anniversary at the previously defunct French house, every look was filled with enough handbags, jewelry, gloves and furs to satisfy even the most maximalist of personal tastes. Of course, the looks will be broken down to their elements for retail and you can wear just one giant mirror necklace or marble-inlaid (it looks like marble, anyway) clutch, but why settle for just the basics?

This collection is anything but basic, and I’d really encourage everyone to go take a look at the full look shots on If you’d rather see just the bags, well, we can certainly accommodate you. Lanvin didn’t reinvent its own wheel with this line; instead, it’s a celebration of everything that has made Elbaz’s tenure memorable and exciting. Check out the full set after the jump.

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  • Alexandra Davidoff

    Joyful? Amanda are you kidding? Just another designer overplaying ‘wearability’….

  • Marie Martell

    Love all the black!!

  • Sandra Rowley

    I don’t know if joyful would be the right word, but the structured bag is very nice.

  • Maybe the bags are “joyful” in the context of the entire collection or the outfits?

    Anyway, I wish we had a better photo of the mustard jeweled clutch… I do like the structured minaudière with the curved edge. 

  • harveydent

    I think overall this collection as a whole is amazing. The bags that are depicted are wonderful. I love that there are feet on the bottoms of some of them. I find that  a lot of bags out there forget about that detail. I love the box clutch with the curved edge. I love the croco clutch. I love the enamel box bags. I love it all ;)