I admit, this is the first time I learned of the word ‘plissé‘ after reading about Alber Elbaz. ‘Plissé’ or Fortuny pleating is a textile finish with permanent pleats formed by treating with a sodium hydroxide solution, and supposedly invented by Mariano Fortuny in the early 1900s.
Anyway….the main spotlight:
Alber Elbaz‘s recent Lanvin collection is injected with his signature drapes, ruffles and lots of plissé craftsmanship displayed on his Hellenic/Grecian-looking yet modern dresses and jumpsuits. Scroll for more images.