Thursday, March 4, 2010

Balmain Fall/Winter 2010 RTW

For Fall 2010, the red hot Paris label, Balmain, sent out a fall-winter 2010-2011 ready-to-wear collection of skintight pantsuits and minidresses with trademark out-sized shoulders in rich, regal purples and sparkling with a royal treasury's worth of gold.

As a medley of Prince hits blasted over the loudspeakers, models in stiletto booties sashayed down the runway in long-tailed jackets in velvet brocade and pants in sequins and leather that looked as if they had been shrunk-wrapped to their size zero bodies.
While there was lots of rock-star swagger on display, this time, designer Christophe Decarnin gave lots of looks for the chic working woman, too.
Gone were the oversized tee-shirts with sequin stripes, replaced by translucent silk blouses. In rich paisley-covered velvet, instead of the leathers of the past tattered with holes, the blazers were decidedly more Versaille than nightclub. Indeed, the fabrics this season went from distressed to decadent. Melding gold and black, Mr. Decarnin attached dense gold fringes to the sleeves of black jackets and dresses. Those big-shouldered blazers came in gold lamé. Another leopard-print jacket had gold chains running up and down the seams. There were even opulent furs.


But I think the best aspect of this collection was the minidresses which were as tiny as ever. One black frock was cut around the bottom and the neckline to look as if the little bit of fabric had been ripped away, while others were simply put, just plain gorgeous.

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