the high-low fashion show of the century!

by faran krentcil

By now, you've seen the Lanvin x H&M collection (here's the lookbook on our homepage), which debuts this weekend across the country and in Europe. But you probably haven't glimpsed the images from the show last night, where models like Dree Hemingway and Pixie Geldof wore "couture" versions of the line, which go up for auction on Facebook today for charity (click here for the Lanvin Facebook page).

The runway show was quite a spectacle - Sofia Coppola and Emma Roberts in the front row, Lindsey Wixson as a drag king onstage, and more baubles, bubble hems, and shredded chiffon than most fashion houses will see in a lifetime. 

But the real highlight - or perhaps we should say "danger zone" - came after the catwalk, when VIPs were escorted into the Pierre Hotel for H&M Lanvin shopping sprees.  Alexander Wang grabbed literally one of everything, while Anna Sui and Elettra Wiedemann stared, mystified, as a posh boutique got torn to bits by editors, stylists, and "Don't I know you from Reality TV?" stars.

If you're going to buy the clothes this weekend at an H&M near you, we recommend bringing a crash helmet, and making a beeline for the black cinch-waist dresses - they're really beautiful in person.

Want More More More?  Click here for a full gallery of the runway!