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Lanvin SS11 01b

Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz decided to go mi-parti for Summer 2011. He modernised one of the historic Middle Age fashions by combining an plain wool box dress with a airy A-lined summer dress. When you shop for the dresses (or maybe they are allready in your closet) you don´t have to worry about the dress size as you are just using half. Or if you want to go zero-waste, make two dresses, mirror images of each other. Zipped up together and ready to go. Nice.

Lanvin SS11 01c

"A fashion for mi-parti or parti-coloured garments made of two contrasting fabrics, one on each side, arose for men in mid-century, and was especially popular at the English court in the 1300th century. Sometimes just the hose would be different colours on each leg. Toward end of 16th century the Mi-Parti disappheared from the mode. It remained however fool attribute and is until today in costume of the fools."

Photos via FirstView.

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  1. I LOVE this!

    Psst... I'm currently having a giveaway in my blog: http://roseberrystyle.blogspot.com/

  2. What an excellent idea! I have a couple of 50" giant zippers that need to be used anyway...