Olivier Rousteing’s second season as creative director of Balmain proved to be more spectacular than the first.
With the French designer taking inspiration from the Fabergé eggs Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor, cue quilted signature military-inspired jackets, and skin-tight dresses adorned with pearls, crystals and beads.
I loved the rich baroque prints with leather lacing and pearl embellishments.
Pearls were everywhere, expect for the rich velvet pants, dresses and skirts, which were Balmainified with chunky belts with gold hardware.
We also saw leather jackets, tuxedo jackets with satin lapels and pyjama-style pieces covered with pearl embroidery. These were my favourite pieces within the collection.
The collection was part androgynous, part ultra-sexy with sleek silhouettes on a colour palette of rich forest green, nude and black.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Zoe Saldana has already placed her order for several pieces from this collection.
Front Row: Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Tilda Swinton, Celine Dion, Noomi Rapace, Zoe Saldana, Ciara, Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, Halle Berry, Emmanuelle Alt and Zoe Kravitz
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