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Lanvinfall08 >> Olga Sherer has been deposed from the Lanvin throne after two seasons.  The new blood?  Raquel Zimmermann and Liya Kebede, who were shot by Steven Meisel in March at Smashbox Studios in LA. 

As for the look: "Downtown smoky burlesque woman," according to Meisel.  "Rich rather than dangerous."  Edward Enninful was on-hand styling, and Pat McGrath on makeup duty.  The prototype images feature Liya, wearing a black strapless gown with ruffles down the front, and Raquel in a plum-colored dress that ties around the neck, both on a dark city street.  The New Yorker writer who was on-set at the shoot says of the preliminary shots:

[Liya and Raquel] looked kinetic, caught in mid-motion, as if they were about to hail a cab. Behind the pair were the blurry lights of New York in the rain.

Lanvin ads never seem to disappoint, so I can't wait to see what these look like.

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