I will meet you in Paris at midnight. I will be in a Peugot Type 176 car and I will be wearing this:
We will meet up with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald and, of course, have a few drinks before Fitzgerald takes us to meet Hemingway - and we will, of course, have more drinks... and I will wear this:
We will return home, giddy with excitement and disbelief. Alber, the next evening we will meet again at midnight. And I will wear this:
and we will meet for a late dinner with Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein. Gertrude, will ask me about my dress and I will tell her you made it for me and she will immediately insist, you make her a dress but not to mention this to Pierre Balmain.
And when we leave Alice and Gertrude, a horse drawn carriage will be waiting outside their door to take us to Maxim Paris where we will meet with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin and Edgar Degas. They will argue who gets to paint my portrait (well, you know, this is my fantasy after all : ) and I will be wearing this:
And in the morning when we return to work, I will wear this:
and will remember our incredible nights together. Thank you for the memories Alber!
love, kisses and vintage, Juliana
*Letter to Alber Elbaz inspired by Woody Allen's film 'Midnight in Paris' and the too lovely for mere words Lanvin Pre-Fall 2014 collection.