Like Mother, Like Daughter

when done right, mother-and-daughter style can be a covetable

(rather than cloying) proposition

IS style in the genes? It may be so, but no doubt it also helps to have a little encouragement from the designers themselves. For his latest resort collection, Alber Elbaz proposed a series of looks for Lanvin built around “typical” moments in his clients’ lives, like dressing for the first day on the job, an aunt’s funeral or taking tea at New York’s Carlyle hotel with your daughter. The latter scenario, which called for a pale grey lace shift with pockets and matching jacket, came paired with a pint-sized belted version from the house’s children’s line.