Hundreds of people lined up early, some overnight, outside of H&M stores to be the first to buy from Lanvin's newest collection in the U.S . Since joining Lanvin as artistic director in 2001, Alber Elbaz has transformed the Paris-based label, founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin. Elbaz has pioneered some of the biggest trends of the past decade - ribbon, bows, pearls, raw edges, specific colors and metallic embellishments. Unfortunately Houston, TX does not have a H&M store, but if you're like me you'll find a way to get your hands on the collection (I have a friend who has a sister who lives in FL. that said she will get me the things I like, THANKS A MILLION DIPU AND NIKI!!!!) till then I plan on drolling over the pics.